MONTEGO BAY, St James - The St James Police Civic Committee (SJPCC) has announced that US Ambassador to Jamaica, Pamela Bridgewater is to give the keynote address at its second annual Police Ball.
The black tie affair, dubbed, the 'Jamaica 50th Anniversary Independence Ball' is slated for the Montego Bay Convention Centre, Saturday, October 20.
"Ambassador Bridgewater has enjoyed a celebrated career as a United States Foreign Service Officer who has led diplomatic efforts that helped change the course of world events: we are honoured to have her in our midst," stated chairman of the SJPCC Dr Lee Bailey.
The US Ambassador joins an impressive group of supporters who will be in attendance at the mega fundraising event. Proceeds from the ball will go towards the continuous work of rehabilitating some 14 police stations in the parish.
According to Dr Bailey, Commissioner of Police, Owen Ellington has also accepted an invitation to attend the event, aimed at bridging the gap between the police and the citizens.
"This is one of the many ways in which we have been successfully integrating the men and women serving the force into the community," added Dr Bailey.
The SJPCC chairman, said not only is it a honour and validation to have the US Ambassador speaking at the event, but her presence will bring added prestige to the event.
The Police Ball is being sponsored by Sandals, PROVEN Wealth, Scotiabank, Columbus Business Solutions, Caribbean Producers Jamaica, the Urban Development Corporation, Iberostar Resorts and JAVCo.