JCF Receives US$700,000 Worth of Computers

Under the Ministry of National Security’s Security Strengthening Project, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has received US$700,000 worth of computers.

The devices, comprised of laptops and desktops, were handed over on Wednesday with the Minister of National Security, Dr. Horace Chang, and the head of the JCF, Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson, in attendance. The computers will bolster the training of new police recruits in the Force’s Station Records Management System and have been set aside for the National Police College of Jamaica.

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JM$ 770 million is reported to be allocated for the Security Strengthening Project for the 2023/24 fiscal year. The project is funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and according to the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), the funds will be used to advance several initiatives, such as procuring fibre-optic cables for the JCF and equipment for a mobile command centre.

The allocated funds will also aid in network drops for JCF high-priority sites, Department of Correctional Services (DCS) surveillance equipment, and the installation of network equipment to facilitate the connection of agencies. The implementation of jail management software and the installation of a citizens’ service portal software were also announced as advancements under the Security Strengthening Project.

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