The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) continues to deliver on its commitment
to continued improvement through a process of modernisation and transformation through
technology. The latest efforts were on display at the official opening of Joint Information Operation
Command Centre (JIOCC) located at the Specialized Operations Branch, Harman Barracks in St.
Andrew on Tuesday, August 4.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Leonardo Brown, who heads the Force’s Technology Branch,
outlined the new initiatives during his presentation at the opening. He disclosed that the JIOCC,
which is the first of the kind in the JCF, will monitor and cover emerging trends to aid the
management of crime. This network of systems and platforms housed within the centre will be able
to interface with a variety of vehicle tracking systems, CCTV cameras and drones. It will also
monitor also a number of strategically placed sensors which are able to detect the sound of gunshots.
ACP Brown stated, “the concept is to have a monitoring platform to accommodate several inputs
and therefore will be able to give the total picture, [and create] situational awareness for the persons
working.” He added, “I envisioned this technological upgrade almost 7 years ago and now we are
where we want to be.”