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TPDCo implements anti-harassment initiatives

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 4:42 PM
Some 50 district constables have now been assigned to Montego Bay, 45 in Negril, 44 in Ocho Rios, 22 in Falmouth and 13 in Kingston.

The Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) says it has implemented anti-harassment initiatives and security measures to ensure a safe and hassle-free environment for tourists.

TPDCo Executive Director, Dr Andrew Spencer said a Tourism District Constable programme to prevent soliciting and harassment and facilitate continued growth and sustainability of the tourism sector.

Spencer told the JIS that 100 officers were deployed in the resort areas last year and another 100 constables were deployed in May.

Some 50 district constables have now been assigned to Montego Bay, 45 in Negril, 44 in Ocho Rios, 22 in Falmouth, 13 in Kingston, and the remainder in Port Antonio and the south coast.

The Executive Director said under the programme, the TPDCo has provided motor vehicles, handcuffs, radios and other necessary equipment for the constables.

The district constables underwent regular training by the Jamaica Constabulary Force.