The security forces say they’ll be increasing their presence in major commercial areas and rolling out several other strategies as the busy Christmas season approaches.

The disclosure was made at a media conference this afternoon at Jamaica House.

National Security Minister, Dr. Horace Chang, addressed the media conference.

Dr. Horace Chang, National Security Minister.

Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson, also addressed the media conference.

Commissioner Anderson says the joint force has devised additional strategies to deal with security in public spaces as well as traffic and crime management.

Major General Antony Anderson, Police Commissioner.

In the meantime, Jamaica Defence Force, JDF, Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Rocky Meade, says the Army will be joining the Police in a move to ramp up security as 2019 approaches its final weeks.

Lieutenant General Rocky Meade, JDF Chief of Defence Staff, addressing a media conference this afternoon at Jamaica House.