The Jamaica Constabulary Force says adequate security personnel will be deployed to ensure the safety and security of citizens during the busy Christmas period.
Head of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police Gary McKenzie, said members of the JCF will be out in their numbers to enforce the Disaster Risk Management Act and maintain public order as Jamaicans get ready to celebrate the Yuletide season.
ACP McKenzie said that non-geographic personnel, meaning those who do not operate in divisions, are also engaged at this time of the year to shore-up the number of boots on the ground.
ACP McKenzie said the JCF anticipates heightened security concerns at banks and other commercial areas where there is increased exchange of cash, goods, and services, and will ensure that the areas are saturated with police personnel.
Measures are also in place to address the expected increase in vehicular traffic on the roadways, which can lead to accidents.