The decision to move the National Operations Centre to the Office of the Prime Minister is being defended.
NOC previously fell under the purview of the National Security Ministry.
The NOC is responsible for coordinating joint operations, disaster and emergency crises, and interagency operations.
According to the Draft Estimates of Recurrent Expenditure 2015, the N.O.C.was listed as an expenditure item under the Ministry of National Security.
National Security Minister, Gary Griffith, speaking during the Budget Debate in the parliament this week listed several reasons for the move, claiming it will result in better collaboration between institutions involved in crime fighting.
National Security Minister, Gary Griffith