MNS Public Awareness Campaign
Rebuild | Overhaul | Construct
The Government of Jamaica (GoJ) and the Ministry of National Security (MNS) have launched a new campaign, to bring awareness to the public as the Ministry is rebuilding, renovating and retrofitting police stations island-wide. The Ministry’s transformational agenda is to Rebuild, Overhaul and Construct (R.O.C) over 200 police facilities.
The objective of Project R.O.C is to convert all police stations into modern, citizen-friendly workspaces, provide officers with a comfortable environment conducive for work, while creating the ambience for citizens to willingly and comfortably engage the police.
The Minister of National Security, the Hon. Dr. Horace Chang’s Sectoral Debate in April 2019, outlined that at a cost of approximately $443 million, police stations would undergo major renovation for the fiscal year 2019-2020. To date, 17 stations are being renovated, 3 have been completed, 15 are near completion and 25 stations are now through to the procurement process.
The sum of $5 billion will be spent to improve the condition of the facilities of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). In addition to government funding, the National Housing Trust (NHT) committed approximately $2 billion to improving the police stations in the communities it operates. The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) will be rebuilding and renovating select police stations in other communities, at a cost of $1 billion.
According to a study conducted by the Ministry in 2017, there is a correlation between improved police performance and a decrease in murders, stemming from strategic and increased investments in the security forces. P-R.O.C encompasses the thrust of the Ministry to transform the security architecture, through a strategic and steady outlay of capital investments in the security apparatus, which is expected to pay dividends in the upcoming year.
Through P-R.O.C, the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) will be renovating the following police stations:
Franklyn Town, Spanish Town, Bog Walk, Denham Town, Four Paths, Lionel Town, Mount Salem and Adelphi.
P-R.O.C’s reach through the National Housing Trust (NHT) will be felt in the following police stations:
Port Antonio, Buff Bay, Mobile Reserve, Port Maria, Olympic Gardens, Savanna-la-Mar, Shady Grove, Little London, Lacovia, Summit, Frome, Anchovy, Freeport, Coral Gardens and Stony Hill.
Under Project R.O.C, the Ministry of National Security has taken responsibility for the following police facilities:
Gold Street, Guys Hill, Annotto Bay, Kingston Central, Claremont, Darling Street, Half Way Tree, Martin Street, Glengoffe, Spring Hill, Moneague, St. Ann’s Bay, Runaway Bay, Discovery Bay, Islington, Sandy Bay, May Pen, Fletchers Land, Frankfield, Chapleton, August Town, Allman Town, Old Harbour, Old Harbour Bay, Williamsfield, Mandeville, Clarkes Town, Ocho Rios, Brown’s Town, Highgate, Hope Bay, Constant Spring, Lucea, Falmouth, Hayes, Mountain View, Trench Town, Ulster Spring, Maggotty, Pedro Plains, Admiral Town, City Centre, Tivoli Gardens, Mavis Bank, Gordon Town, Irish Town, Negril, Morant Bay, Black River, Warsop, Linstead, Rockfort, Summit, Barnett Street, Newport West, Bethel Town, Central Village, San San and Bull Bay Police Stations and the Public Safety & Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB).