Waterford police get new computer

November 20, 2017
Councillor Courtney Edwards (right), from the Independence City Division in Portmore, hands over a computer to Inspector Machel Panton of the Waterford police.

The Waterford police in St Catherine have been the recipient of a new computer courtesy of the SMILE Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in Boston, United States.

That foundation works in collaboration with the local Growth Foundation, who did the actual handover.

Inspector Machel Panton was very upbeat about the donation at the very busy station, which is in the St Catherine South Police Division.

"I think the handing over of this computer is a timely gesture. I think that it will help us in our daily operations here at the station. Persons who are here for recommendations and other such documents can get through in a more timely manner," Panton said.

The senior policeman said that the computer will be an asset to the community-based policing aspect of the division.

Meanwhile members of the SMILE Foundation said it was after assessing the need, and consulting with councillor for the Independence City division Courtney Edwards, that the donation was made.

"The station is very important to the citizenry of Portmore and after seeing what the station needs, we decided that a computer would be ideal," Edwards said.

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