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JCF to replace 'big black book' with E-diaries says top cop

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson says the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will soon implement E-diaries to replace the "big black book", formally known as the station diary, which is used to collect information at police stations divisions.

"We are working on a programme that will see E-diaries across all divisions... [It] will be rolled out soon,” said Anderson yesterday during an interview with journalist Dionne Jackson Miller on TVJ's All Angles.

Anderson was named independent Jamaica's 17th commissioner of police in March and replaced George Quallo who was appointed on April 18 last year, but decided to retire last month after his relationship with National Security Minister Robert Montague soured.

“One of the things I'm developing now is a portal through which members of the public can make complaints or commend officers. I need to be able to track what the public thinks and make it easy for people to say this happened to me and they can let us know what is going on,” added Anderson.

He said the Inspectorate of Constabulary would manage this portal.

Anderson, during the interview, said he is dedicated to transforming the JCF and referred to corruption “like an anchor holding down that boat”.

“We're going to cut those lines... those [corrupt] persons will have to leave."

He said: "I will do the best I can to not only deal with the murder rate but generally make the country safer that's what I committed a lifetime to and I will continue to do it. If I fail, and I will try not to, then so be it, people can say what they want."

Deandra Morrison

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