CCTV and metal detectors for MoBay parties

October 01, 2016
File Busy Signal has the full attention of his audience at the Digicel 'Double Dat' concert, held at Dump Up Beach in Montego Bay in September. New anti-crime rules introduced by police commissioner Dr Carl Williams will require events catering for 1,000 or more patrons being required to have CCTV and metal detectors.

Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams has instructed that CCTV must be used at all large entertainment events being held in Montego Bay, St James.

National Security Minister Robert Montague said in Parliament on Tuesday that the new rule means that events catering for 1,000 or more patrons must have in place CCTV and metal detectors.

The promoter of the event must retain the footage of the event for 30 days.

In March, Glendon Harris, mayor of Montego Bay, told THE STAR that a resolution has already been passed by councillors for the camera system to be implemented.

He said that discussions are taking place with the police for the implementation of the system.

"It is to help us to make the entertainment events secure," Harris said.

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