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17 CCTV cameras providing 24-hour surveillance in May Pen

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 3:18 PM

The parish of Clarendon now has 17 closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) in operation to assist the police in their crime fighting efforts.

The CCTV cameras are in the parish capital May Pen and provide 24-hour surveillance for the town. 

Speaking at the first meeting of the Clarendon Municipal Council, head of the Clarendon police Senior Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron-Powell said when she took office in October last year there were 11 cameras in the town.

She said they were all out of use.

She said all 11 cameras are now working and the national security ministry subsequently installed more cameras bringing the total number to 17.

Superintendent Cameron-Powell said the cameras have assisted the police in arresting persons selling drugs, monitoring vendors and fixing the traffic issues in May Pen.

She said she is expecting more cameras before the end of this year.