KINGSTON, Jamaica — The recently established Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is to be boosted with the addition of 43 newly trained constables.
The disclosure was made today by Minister of National Security Horace Chang, who gave the keynote address at the passing out parade and awards ceremony for 169 trainee constables at the National Police College of Jamaica in Twickenham Park, St Catherine.
“Batch 118 will help to restore public order and safety in our country,” he said.
Chang said: “Public order, public trust, the safety and security of our citizens, (and) enforcement of the laws by security forces are essential to a stable environment. This government has clearly expressed and demonstrated its commitment to ensuring the safety and security of the citizens of Jamaica.”
The PTSEB was launched ahead of the start of the 2018/19 academic year.
It is a merger of the JCF's Motorised Patrol and the Traffic and Highway divisions aimed at improving social order and safe public spaces; improving compliance to the Road Traffic Act; and reducing crime in public spaces.