A report from Caribbean News Now.
A total of 120 body cameras are to be deployed in six police divisions in Jamaica, with the aim of building a strong and effective police force.
Over time, the body camera project, which is a collaborative effort between the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the United States Embassy, will benefit the rest of the Force.
Speaking at the launch on August 25, national security minister, Robert Montague, said strong and effective policing represented one pillar of his ministry’s five-pillar strategy to reduce crime.
Montague indicated that the use of body-worn cameras is an element to be used to build trust between the citizens and the police.
“This effort is a significant investment in improving transparency in the conduct of police operations. It provides an impartial third witness, especially in cases where accusations of biases and wrongdoings on the part of the police…
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