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INDECOM celebrates fourth anniversary

Published:Sunday | August 10, 2014 | 8:00 AM
INDECOM Commissioner Terrence Williams

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is set to commemorate its fourth anniversary with a week of activities known as INDECOM Week 2014.

As part of the week of activities, a team from the commission will be embarking on a public-education tour of the island starting tomorrow and running until Thursday under the theme 'Accountability through the Courts'.

The tour will include the commission's representatives stopping in major towns, along the north coast and south coast, handing out flyers and other paraphernalia, and speaking to the man on the street about INDECOM, all in an effort to foster greater understanding of its role and function.

INDECOM Week 2014 will commence with a church service to be held at the Trinity Baptist Church this morning. In addition to the tour, INDECOM Commissioner Terrence Williams will also be addressing service clubs along the north coast with a view to raising awareness and sparking more public discussions about the challenges, misconceptions, successes, role and functions of the commission, all under this year's theme.

INDECOM began operations in Jamaica with a skeleton staff and one office to serve the entire island on August 16, 2010. Four years later, the commission has three offices, which serve the eastern, central and western regions, as well as two satellite offices in St Thomas and Westmoreland, with plans to establish several others.

The commission now has more than 80 employees, including five directors of complaints in charge of five regions and a forensics unit.