The Ministry of National Security says a new crime-fighting tool will be rolled out across the country by the end of this month.

In a statement yesterday, the National Security Ministry says a mobile phone application, dubbed the Quick Response Patrol App, will be launched in all police divisions.

According to the ministry, this is after the app was successfully tested last November. The ministry says the app seeks to replace log books in the JCF.

It’s now being used in the Kingston Central and St. James police divisions.

Speaking at the police conference last November, Minister Montague explained how the app works.

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The National Security Ministry says more than 5-hundred barcodes have been created. The Ministry says more locations are being added.

It says barcodes will be installed in police stations to facilitate greater accountability and increased police presence in communities.

Financial institutions, schools and vital infrastructure locations are some of the checkpoints being used.