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89 new vehicles allocated to boost police crime-fighting efforts

Published: Monday December 23, 2013 | 2:59 pm Comments 0
Eighty-nine new vehicles were handed over to the JCF today. – Contributed
Eighty-nine new vehicles were handed over to the JCF today. – Contributed

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Leon Rose, says the High Command has allocated the 89 new vehicles with a view to reducing the police response time to calls, and enhancing their capacity to manage the crime situation.

The vehicles were bought with the combined funds of the Ministry of National Security, Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment through the Tourism Enhancement Fund and the National Road Operating and Constructing Company.

ACP Rose says the new vehicles will also be allocated to eight police division to enhance their Motorised Patrolling capability.

The vehicles purchased through the Tourism Enhancement Fund will be disbursed to the resort towns of Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio and Falmouth.

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