Over several years Jamaica has suffered from a high crime rate which has negatively affected its economic growth. According to a United Nation Report (2008) Jamaica is categorized amongst the most dangerous countries in the world today. In such an environment the responsibilities of the police have increased, as more and more Jamaican gangs have international connections. This has negatively impacted the human and social capital, and security has become the primary focus area for all Jamaicans. For police to function effectively in such an environment the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is needed for managing knowledge from multiple sources. In this paper we present the current status of knowledge management practices in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) which could be used to transform the JCF into a knowledge organization.
Stewart, Hartley and Mansingh, Gunjan, "Using knowledge management to assist in the transformation of the Jamaica Constabulary Force" (2010). GlobDev 2010. 18.