Police officers performance in 2011 satisfactory

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 24 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Police officers performance in 2011 satisfactory by: – December 28, 2011 Share Police Chief Cyril Carette. Police Chief Cyril Carrette has described the performance of police officers within the rank of the Dominica Police Force as “satisfactory” for 2011.The Chief who addressed a press briefing last week noted the public’s cooperation in assisting them to solve crimes. “I would say that they have performed creditably, I know that the police are working diligently to ensure that all reported crimes are solved and we have been getting a reasonable level of cooperation from the public. I know that they have performed satisfactorily but I would not grade them. When you give people A and A+ and those things it leaves little room for improvement but I believe that there is always room for improvement.” According to Mr Carette, his officers have made “major breakthroughs” in the drug trade and solving of murder crimes.“We’ve got five murders and all those murders have been solved, we’ve had persons charged for those murders. What I can tell you again is we have disrupted major drug trafficking operations in Dominica so we know that there were significant losses by those persons who are trafficking drugs in and around Dominica. The Customs has seized quite a bit of money, different currencies based on the collaboration with the Customs and the police.”The Chief also credited police officers for putting a “dent” in the “Gold for cash” program which contributed to several incidents of theft.“We also ensured that there was a reduction in the “Gold for cash” program going around Dominica and we decided to put a hold on this “Gold for cash” and we have seen a significant reduction in Venezuelans coming around Dominica to buy gold from persons and you would as I would know that most of the gold they bought from persons were stolen property and most persons could not identify the property because they were so seriously damaged but we have put a dent in them preventing them from doing that type of activity in Dominica.”Although the police reportedly made major breakthroughs in 2011, there are two investigations which are “still ongoing” from 2010. Omara Smalls AKA Mwanga Freeman was fatally shot on 15th September, 2011 on High Street and an early Christmas morning fire caused severe damage to the residence of former magistrate G.O.N Emanuel have not yet been solved and are still under investigations. In related news, Mr. Carette also reported that the department’s goal for 2012 will be to build upon human capacity to deal with cyber crimes and protecting the country’s borders.“In 2012, what we want to do is build our human capacity. We are going to be delving more into cyber crimes because as you would know cyber crime is becoming a major problem worldwide now and I would expect the legislators to ensure that they put proper legislation in place to support law enforcement efforts. We are also going to improve our Border Management Control system because you know that we have machine-readable passports which can be read in other countries and not here. So we are going to ensure that we take measures to have the Border Management Control system be put in place to ensure that we protect our borders,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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