The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Financial Investigations Division (FID) on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at strengthening both organisations’ response to, among other things, money laundering, organised crime, fraud and financial crime.
The MoU was signed by the Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson and the FID’s Chief Technical Director Selvin Hay and during an event staged at the Office of the Commissioner of Police.
Under this MoU the FID will provide full and frank disclosure of information, forensic assistance as well as legal assistance and advice to the JCF with respect to financial crime investigations; the identification, restraint and forfeiture of the proceeds of crime; and any other related matter under the relevant statutes.
The JCF’s recruit training syllabus will be expanded to include, among others areas, Financial Investigations and the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).
Both organisations will intensify the provision of essential training to each other including, but not limited to, specialised training, cyber-forensic expertise and public sensitization efforts. There will be collaboration on the development of specialised procedures to deal with special and/or sensitive matters including terrorist and/or terrorism financing matters.