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JCF to restructure, help JPS combat electricity theft

Published:Saturday | May 17, 2014 | 9:23 AM

The Jamaica Constabulary Force has disclosed that it is to be restructured.

In a release last night, the police said under the restructuring, it will create a Security Services Portfolio with a branch focused on ports, borders and vital infrastructure security.



The Police Corporate Communications Unit says this initiative is intended to improve the coordination of security support to entities like the Jamaica Public Service Company.



The police say from 2011 to 2012, just over 150 people were brought before the courts for light theft.



In 2013, a total of 1,210 people were arrested and charged with abstracting electricity.



The police have also reported that some 197,646 illegal wires were removed.

Since the start of the year, 261 persons have been charged and more than 65,000 throw-ups removed.



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