|Police acquire helicopters for elections
Monday, October 14, 2002
The Jamaica Constabulary Force said yesterday that it was in the process of acquiring five helicopters from Puerto Rico to be used during the October 16 general elections.
"Two of the helicopters are presently in the island. Negotiations are well underway to acquire the other three," said a press statement yesterday from the Constabulary Communication Network, the police's information arm.
Police commissioner, Francis Forbes, according to the statement, said the acquisition is in keeping with the commitment of the security forces to ensure that the elections are peaceful and free from fear.
The helicopters will have the capacity to rapidly move security personnel to "flash points" across the island as the occasion warrants, said the police.