150 new district constables to be recruited
National Security Robert Montague has indicated that 150 new district constables are to be recruited as the ministry moves to boost community policing.
Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Montague disclosed that the recruitment is to fill vacancies created as a result of 150 district constables participating in training to join the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
He indicated that the recruitment exercise will target district constables who are 50 years old and over.
Meanwhile, the national security minister indicated that Jamaica is to get specialist trained crime-fighting dogs that are able to detect guns.
The six dogs are being purchased from the United States.
The dogs from the US are in addition to the 26 canines bought by the Government from Cuba.
Montague said those dogs are to arrive in Jamaica shortly.