National Security Policy – 2014

National Security Policy – 2014

To establish a safe and secure environment for the people of Jamaica, so that together we can build a prosperous and progressive society, founded on democracy and liberty, justice and the rule of law, responsibility and respect for human rights and dignity.

There are many potential challenges to the integrity of the State. These include the use of conventional or unconventional forces to destabilize a government, annex resources or impose regime or policy change. They also include a range of threats to economic, institutional and social structures, such as:

  • Trafficking in people, weapons and illegal narcotics.
  • Money laundering and tax evasion.
  • The misappropriation of public funds.
  • Attempts to pervert the course of justice.
  • The compromising of democracy and the political process by threats, violence and corruption.
  • The penetration of government agencies by organized crime.
  • High levels of migration (especially of skilled people) as a result of a lack of security and economic opportunity.