In May 1995, the Government of Jamaica and the United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP) signed a project for the establishment of a new Caribbean Regional Drug Law Enforcement Training Centre (REDTRAC) that will serve the drug control needs of the different drug control agencies in the eighteen (18) English Speaking Caribbean Countries and ultimately, other Caribbean Countries as well.
REDTRAC was constructed in 1996 on 350 acres of land on the Police Training Complex in Twickenham Park, Spanish Town, St. Catherine, 19.2 Kilometres outside of Kingston from funds donated by the Government of the USA through the United Nations Drug Control Programme (UNDCP) and the Jamaican government. The centre comprises one two-storey building consisting of 15,000 sq. ft. with living accommodation for twenty-seven (27) participants and two classrooms accommodating sixty (60) students.
The main focus of the Centre’s activities rest on the strengthening of the capabilities of the Police, Customs, Port Security, Defence Force, Judiciary, Prosecutors and other drug control bodies, but courses for other disciplines such as health, social welfare and education are also foreseen