More than 1.000 new Haitian Police officers sworn in Monday

Posted by on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Under: Security
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More than 1.000 new Police officers on Monday, December 18th, graduated from the Haitian National Police Academy. Bringing the capacity of the Police force to over 15.000 men strong.

The head of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), Susan Page, was among the dignitaries who attended the ceremony. MINUJUSTH  gave itself the mission to assist Haitian authorities, especially the police in the areas of human rights and rule of law. Its mandate was approved in October 2017, after a 13 years UN peacekeeping mission ended.

Speaking to the newly graduated officers, the Director of the Haitian National Police (PNH), Michel-Ange Gedeon did not hold back words when addressing the problem of corruption which plagues the image of this vital force whose mission is to protect and serve.

"Aspiring officers of the 28th promotion, you are about to take the oath, you will become a police officer, but never forget what makes you an officer is the law and the big difference between you and a thug, naturally is respect for human rights and the law that is on your side. If you act recklessly, you are no longer a difference and you will fall under the sanctions of the law and rules of the Police.

Do not forget, every time you act badly, it has an effect on your family, your wife, your husband, your children and the greatest, it affects the Police and the country. Think before you act. The way you put your bed together is the way you will sleep!

Your destiny is in your hands.

Aspiring officers of the 28th Promotion,
In life, everyone has choices, but every choice has consequences. If you choose to get rich in bad conditions, you may not even get rich and die before. Do not forget. Many have made that choice before you, today their bones are in the cemetery getting rotten, or they are in jail; I ask you to think a lot....

Even what you do in the dark, one day will come to light and everyone will know about it. Go easy ladies and gentlemen. Your families do not deserve the bad image you may bring to them. Think! Hit your break!. Listen to the elders and respect the law.

I won't say more. Go meditate."

In : Security 

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