Jamaican police officers have started wearing body-worn cameras.
They are being rolled out for members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Prime Minister Andrew Holness said. He said the cameras will provide protection for members of the JCF and the public through the provision of an objective view of incidents.
“This will have a positive impact on the speed at which incidents are investigated and disposed of,” Holness said.
“Our strategy is multidimensional, practical and citizen-focused. Through our steady and deliberate efforts, we have been seeing results and I am confident that we will overcome the crime monster in Jamaica,” he said.
Holness said the government is committed to improving the working conditions and mobility for members of the police force.
He claimed that around 120 police facilities have been repaired, refurbished and constructed over the last three years, while there has been significant investment in creating a more standardised, fit-for-purpose and newer transportation fleet.