Haiti: Police Council Discuss Crackdown on Unruly Drivers
Written by The Office of the Prime Minister | Friday, July 13, 2012 9:00 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe held a meeting with the high command of the National Police of Haiti. The discussion were on increasing the number of officers on traffic duty, increasing and managing fines to unruly drivers and placing cameras around the exterior of public buildings.
Thursday, July 12, 2012: The Prime Minister, His Excellency Mr. Laurent Salvador Lamothe, chaired another meeting of the Supreme Council of National Police (CSPN), this Tuesday, July 10, at the Prime Ministry, to monitor and evaluate arrangements already made by the highest authorities involved in the issue of security in order to establish a secure and stable environment in the country.
In this sense, the Head of Government has given clear instructions that the presence of traffic police be strengthened through the streets of the capital and on highways. Other measures were also adopted to regulate traffic and take action against unruly and recalcitrant drivers. On the other hand, a meeting must be made between those responsible for the Traffic and General Tax Directorate (DGI) to discuss how to share revenue from fines.
The prime minister wants to strengthen the arrangements made by the Command of the National Police as part of the implementation of instructions for "fixed point" devices placed in front and around the Offices of the metropolitan area of â€‹â€‹Port-au-Prince. He has asked the Minister of Justice to ensure the monitoring of this issue.
The question of appointing a high-ranking officer of the PNH to provide leadership for the safety of VIPs was also agitated during the meeting of the CSPN. In this regard, the records of several Divisional Commissioners will be studied to see which of them has the best profile for the position.
The Supreme Council of the National Police (CSPN) has finally made â€‹â€‹the commitment to make every effort to improve the security of the entire national territory.
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