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MASCOT Security Alert – Feb. 7, 2023
February 8, 2023

Subject: Security Alert: Jamaican Constabulary Force (JCF) emergency line inoperative, please use alternative phone numbers.

Location: Jamaica

Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that the emergency phone number to the Jamaican Constabulary Force (JCF); 119, is currently out of service. We would like to remind U.S. citizens to remain vigilant and if you encounter an emergency, please contact the police at either 876-220-2836 or 876-404-0616.

Actions to Take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • All U.S. citizens should enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive Alerts and ensure you can be located in an emergency.
  • Refer to our website for the latest Alerts and Messages for U.S. citizens.
  • Monitor local media for updates