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Ocho Rios CCTVs to be used responsibly, assures Commish

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2015 | 9:09 PM
Carl Williams says information gathered from the newly-installed CCTV systems will be handled confidentially and insists that innocent persons should not be worried that their privacy will be violated.

Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams has sought to assure law-abiding residents in and around Ocho Rios that the closed circuit televisions (CCTVs) installed in the resort town will be used in a responsible way.

Williams has given an assurance that person’s privacy will be protected.

He says information gathered will be handled confidentially and insists that innocent persons should not be worried that their privacy will be violated.

The government has been installing CCTV systems in several public spaces and on Thursday Ocho Rios became the fourth town where they have been installed.

The others are May Pen, Mandeville and Montego Bay.

Speaking at the handingover ceremony, National Security Minister Peter Bunting said he expects the cameras to provide the police with invaluable assistance in not only apprehending criminals, but improving the chances of getting a conviction.

Bunting also indicated that the cameras will be monitored around the clock, enabling the police to identify crimes in progress.