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Cops and soldiers get $1.2 billion for mobility

Published:Thursday | February 26, 2015 | 2:00 AM

The mobility of the Jamaica Constabulary Force as well as that of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is to be greatly enhanced this fiscal year, with the security ministry set to spend a total of $1.2 billion for the purchase of vehicles.

The JDF has been allocated $872.4 million to aid its mobility while the police have been given $280 million.

In addition to monies being set aside for the purchase of vehicles for the police, $1.2 million is being proposed for spending on the operation and management of the force's fleet of motor vehicles and motorcycles. Another $287.3 million has been earmarked for the servicing, maintenance and repairs of the fleet.

The $280 million provided for the police is nearly three times the $100 million given for the purchase of vehicles this fiscal year.