JamaicaEye is part of an island wide network of camera surveillance systems designed to increase the safety of all citizens. These cameras will monitor public spaces across the island and assist the authorities in responding to incidents in the event of an incident, disaster, act of criminality or accident.
If you have a camera system outside your home or office, facing a public space you may help by registering your camera with Jamaica Eye to share your camera feed.
The traditional style of policing used in Jamaica and many other countries for many years is not suitable to deliver modern policing and community safety services. The demands of our modern age requires that the police act in partnership with the public and with other public, private and voluntary sector organisations to deliver collaborative services that address crime, fear of crime and other safety issues which concern communities. Community policing is central to the concept of community safety. The Corporate Strategy of the Jamaica Constabulary Force specifically mandates the employment of community policing in its efforts to fight crime in Jamaica.
The Police Youth Club movement is the conduit through which the J.C.F molds and provides a positive influence on the young people of this country. As a direct result of this mandate, Police Youth Clubs have been instrumental in developing programmes to meet the ever changing and challenging needs of young people – guiding and steering them in the direction of being worthwhile and productive citizens of Jamaica.
The Neighbourhood Watch programme unites citizens in a community to protect themselves and their property, by reducing the risk of crime. It was launched in Jamaica in 1987. Neighbourhood Watch signs are strategically placed at the entrance(s) to the communities, as public declarations by the residents that they are alert, crime-conscious and united against crime.