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Adequate security arrangements in place for Election Day, say police

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 2:18 AM
In this Tuesday, February 9 file photo, PNP and JLP supporters celebrate together on Nomination Day in West Kingston.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is assuring that adequate security arrangements are in place for Election Day on February 25.

In an interview with the Jamaica Information Service, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Terrence Bent, said the police will be deployed at locations across the island to ensure that the process goes smoothly.

ACP Bent is urging persons casting their votes to do so in an orderly manner, and observe the directives of all duly authorised personnel working at the polling stations.

He also advised voters to leave the vicinity of the polling stations after casting their votes.

The Assistant Commissioner is reminding licensed firearm holders to leave their weapons at home on Election Day.

In addition, he says persons participating in political motorcades should refrain from hanging from moving vehicles.

ACP Bent is also appealing for persons to desist from wearing masks and covering their faces with shirts at political meetings, noting that this poses a challenge in identifying persons, who commit criminal acts.