Acquisition of tracking devices for police vehicles in the final stage

Plans are advanced to place tracking devices on police vehicles islandwide, to monitor their activity, according to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Dianne McIntosh.

She was responding to members of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday, who questioned the monitoring of police vehicles.

She said that the ministry is in the final stages of the process of acquiring the tracking devices.

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Richard Stewart, said that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) currently uses “tighter management systems” to track the use of its fleet.

McIntosh and Stewart were at the PAC to respond to a report from the Auditor General’s Department, which said that the JCF failed to meet some of the government’s stipulated procurement guidelines.