New recruits of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are being equipped with improved skills and competencies to effectively undertake the task of serving and protecting the people of Jamaica.
Minister of National Security, Dr. Horace Chang, said the JCF’s entire approach to the training of recruits has changed significantly, and is more student-centered, with a focus on self-directed learning as well as on-the-job training and internships.
“The goal is to ensure that when you step out of the police training college, you are empowered with the requisite knowledge and competences to deliver effective service to the members of the public,” the Minister said.
“You have benefitted from training in a modern philosophy of policing that is relevant to our Jamaican context. This means that you are equipped with most, if not all, of the modern requirements of policing. These include training in gender-based violence (GBV) and general rights-based approaches to policing,” he noted.
Minister Chang said members have also been trained to engage appropriately with heavily resourced and brutal criminals.