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Chang says new Lacovia Police Station will improve community policing

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2022 | 4:23 PM
Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang speaking at the groundbreaking for the new Lacovia Police Station in St Elizabeth on June 23, 2022. -Hopeton Bucknor photo.

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says the new Lacovia Police Station in St Elizabeth will help to boost morale and improve community policing.

Chang says the Government is committed to enhancing the work environment of police personnel, which he says will result in better policing.

He was speaking today at the groundbreaking for the new state-of-the-art police station, which is to be constructed at a cost of $175 million.

"The main purpose of this station is so that they [police personnel] can function effectively, so when they go to work they feel that they are at a place where they are appreciated and can function freely," Chang said. 

"As we have seen in some cases where they converted a house into a police station, this is a police station, not just a building," he noted.

Among other things, the new police station will have interview rooms and domestic violence centres.

Funding for the project is being provided by the National Housing Trust and is to be completed over 30 months.

- Hopeton Bucknor

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