U.S. Embassy, Kingston supports Jamaica’s Border Security

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Miss Jennifer McDonald – CEO of PICA tests one of the new forensic microscopes while (l-r) Karen Clarke-Davis – Policy Manager Ministry of National Security/ Border Security, Control Calvin Small – Senior Superintendent, JCF and Michael Rohlfs, Regional Security Officer, U.S. Embas

Representatives from several agencies and departments within Jamaica’s Ministry of National Security recently wrapped up a five-day training session on emerging trends in terrorism. Participants included members of staff from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) and Jamaica Customs.

U.S. Embassy's Regional Security Officer addressing participants during a Graduation Ceremony in St. Andrew.
U.S. Embassy’s Regional Security Officer addressing participants during a Graduation Ceremony in St. Andrew.

This five-day, in-country course sponsored and facilitated by the U.S. State Department and executed by U.S. Embassy Kingston, strengthened each individual’s capacity in travel document examination, using advanced technology and provided full certification in the creation of document intelligence data banks.

The Embassy’s Regional Security Office also donated eight forensic microscopes with video monitors to the JCF, PICA and Jamaica Customs, as part of the session, which will serve to further reinforce the island’s border security.

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