Cabinet has awarded a contract valued at US$771,000 to American firm, Armor Express, for the provision of protective equipment for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

The items include 1, 500 ballistic vests, 1, 000 ballistic helmets and 500 helmet shields.

Speaking at Wednesday’s Jamaica House press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kingston, Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator Sandrea Falconer, said the acquisition of these pieces of equipment is critical for the safety and protection of police personnel.

She noted that “The provision and distribution of these critical security equipment to police personnel will provide personal protection and reduce serious injuries while on duty”.

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