Additional anti-crime measures are being considered for the southern section of the Kingston Metropolitan Region including the Central Kingston and St. Andrew South police divisions due to the flare-up in violence.
The matter was high on the agenda of Thursday's monthly meeting of the National Security Council chaired by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister says Mr. Holness asserted that security measures in the southern section are being reviewed urgently.
The Police Commissioner and the Chief of Defence Staff informed the meeting that the security partnership between the Jamaica Defence Force and the Jamaica Constabulary Force continues to yield successes islandwide.
Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson said additional technological tools have been added to the JCF's crime fighting apparatus which give better situational awareness, command and control.
He also updated the Council on the continued implementation of the quick response teams in the Corporate Area.
The Police Commissioner also announced that 25 officers will be promoted to Superintendent and Senior Superintendent on Friday.