December 31, 2021- The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), in its continued transformation and modernization thrust, rolled out its new Smart Check E-Ticketing System in the corporate area on Thursday, December 30.
The system, which is designed to be a more efficient and accurate alternative to traditional written tickets, provides officers with the ability to issue a printed ticket on the spot with information of the offence, fine, court date, and other information. The system also allows for officers to instantly check outstanding tickets motorists may have, whether or not they are persons of interest or wanted, as well as information pertaining to their fitness, registration, insurance, and other personal data.
Spearheaded by the JCF’s Technology Branch, which comprises of the Telecommunications Division (TELECOM) and the Information Communication and Technology Division (ICTD), the system is welcomed by officers assigned to the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch who underwent robust training to use the system.
Head of the ICTD, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Orette Bascoe, said the system is a welcomed tool to the overall Smart Check System.
“The officers love the system, it is more legible, efficient and the information is directly entered into the Traffic Management System. It also gives the motorist the ability to pay on the spot as the ticket can be emailed to them with a link to the payment portal,” said DSP Bascoe.
DSP Bascoe also mentioned that more features are to be added to the system and as a result officers will be continuously trained as the system’s capabilities improve and evolve.
Twenty of the devices have been rolled out in this first phase, with approximately 100 more to be rolled out in phases early next month.