The police service is today assuring that it is in the process of implementing body cameras for police officers.
This from police public information officer acting ASP, Michael PIierre
His statement comes after yet another case in which police officers have come under fire, especially on social media, after being
accused of killing unarmed labourer Adelle Gilbert in San Fernando last Thursday.
Meanwhile, The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) says it is in agreement with suggestions made by the President of the Police Social
and Welfare Association, Inspector Michael Seales for body cameras for police officers.
A media release issued today by the PCA states that recommendations for police officers to be outfitted with body cameras is not new
and were previously made by former PCA Director Gillian Lucky now High Court Judge at an outreach meeting at the Bon Air High
School in November, 2012, and at a press conference on June, 2014.
The PCA also notes that calls for the use of body cameras has been growing worldwide and has recently been implemented by the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
The PCA strongly calls for the implementation of body cameras as it believes that it will improve the level of accountability of the police and will improve transparency in the conduct of police operations.