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Cabinet approves 2,200 District Constable positions

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 3:42 PM
Montague says the formal establishment is a critical step to regularise the status of District Constables within the Jamaica Constabulary Force structure, to facilitate the payment of a pension to persons serving in those positions.

National Security Minister Robert Montague has announced that Cabinet has approved the establishment of 2,200 positions for District Constable, with effect from April 1.

Montague says the formal establishment is a critical step to regularise the status of District Constables within the Jamaica Constabulary Force structure, to facilitate the payment of a pension to persons serving in those positions.

He says Cabinet has also approved the establishment of three levels of District Constable for respective pay grades to be developed to inform the assignment of pension benefits. 

He says this is being done to prevent loss of retirement benefits for those District Constables close to retirement, and promote mobility within the organisation. 

The national security minister says the start-up date is to be determined.