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Jamaica Police Now Wearing Body Cameras

Jamaica Police Now Wearing Body Cameras
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(Feb. 21, 2017) — Police officers in Jamaica began using body-worn cameras, otherwise known as bodycams, Monday, as the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) seeks to enhance professionalism.

This was done in four police divisions across Area 4, namely; Kingston Eastern, Kingston Central, St. Andrew Central and Kingston Western.

Last August, the (JC) was presented with 120 body cameras from the United States Government as part of a pilot project that is expected to improve accountability, human rights record and public trust in the nation’s police.

The overall project cost the US Government US$400,000. This, the Embassy said, covered the devices, installation, and training for use.

Minister of National Security Robert Montague, at the time, said the initiative is a significant investment in improving transparency in the conduct of police operations.

READ MORE AT: Jamaica Observer