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Government embarks on pilot project to computerise police station diaries

Published:Friday | October 10, 2014 | 2:58 PM
Peter Bunting - File

National Security Minister, Peter Bunting, has revealed that the Government has embarked on an initiative to computerise police station diaries.

Bunting says the goal is to bring greater efficiency to the storage and care of police records.

The pilot project to modernise police station diaries will begin in Police Area Three, which covers the parishes of Manchester, St Elizabeth and Clarendon.

Bunting says he wants to see Jamaica move in a direction where the police provide information to the courts from electronic or E-diaries.

The national security minister was speaking yesterday at a ceremony where Assistant Commissioner of Police Derek Knight handed over leadership of Area Three to ACP Kevin Blake.

In his address ACP Blake pledged to continue to build on the crime fighting strategies which have resulted in reductions in major crimes.

It was disclosed at the ceremony that murders in Area 3 are down by almost 30 per cent, robberies reduced by 15 per cent and break-ins down by 24 per cent.

It was also disclosed that there is a 26 per cent reduction in rapes, a 14 per cent cut in larceny and that aggravated assault is down by nine per cent.

The reductions were recorded during the period January 1 to September 30.


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