Commish presents eight new vehicles to Police Federation
Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson, on Friday, handed over eight new vehicles to the Police Federation.
The vehicles, five 30 seater Toyota Coaster buses and three 15 seater Toyota Hiace buses, were handed over as part of negotiation the Federation entered into with the government for the contract period 2017 - 2021 and included provisions for transportation assistance for work-related travel.
In handing over the buses during a ceremony at the Police Commissioner’s Office at Hope Road in Kingston, Anderson said it was imperative that standards will be developed to benefit members of the rank and file of the constabulary.
“Our members are our most important asset and must own these buses and care for them. The vision is for more buses but before we can get more we must demonstrate that we can handle the current fleet that we now have,” he said, “It is hoped that the provision of these services will greatly alleviate some of the mobility challenges that our members face as well as to ensure their safety.”
The buses are strictly for the transportation of the police but members will be allowed to sign an indemnity form requesting that their loved ones be allowed to board the buses depending on the availability of seats. This will free the government of any liability should the loved ones of the police suffer any injuries or death due to accidents.
The Police Federation represents cops from the rank of constable to inspector.