The Jamaica Constabulary Force JCF is expressing its readiness to carry out operations under the Zones of Special Operations.
The Zones of Special Operations Bill was passed in the Senate on Friday with 13 amendments.
Under the Zones of Special Operations, members of the security forces will receive certain powers required to address serious crimes.
Head of the Corporate Communications Unit of the JCF, Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay says the police are ready to act when the policy is finalized.
She says the police are continuing efforts to boost the number of officers available across Jamaica to carry out such operations effectively.
Meanwhile, Civil military cooperation officer for the Jamaica Defence Force Major Basil Jarrett says training has begun for JDF members in light of the passage of the Zones of Special Operations Bill.
He says JDF members will be trained in the preservation of human rights and fundamental freedoms
Today (July 10) approximately 30 JDF soldiers and officers began training in Up Park Camp, under the guidance of personnel from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, through the United States Military Liaison Office.
According to Major Jarrett human rights awareness training is nothing new to the JDF, but given the substantial changes that come with the bill, there has been a move to increase significantly the level of human rights awareness that soldiers possess.
He adds that this includes certifying members to acceptable international human rights and fundamental freedoms standards.
Major Jarret explains that the training program is geared towards providing participants with various human rights skills and knowledge, in order to prepare them to be successful human rights instructors.