Haiti - Security : Progress in the implementation of the strategic plan of the PNH
The 2017-2021 strategic plan of the National Police of Haiti (PNH), adopted on July 5, 2017, is a document that serves as a compass for the consolidation actions of the Police. As part of the 23rd anniversary of the PNH, Michel Ange Gédéon, the Director General of the institution, gave an update on the state of implementation.
Extract from the speech of the Director General Gédéon :
"[...] Today, it is my pleasure to report on the progress of your institution after the adoption of the new strategic plan. Note that this is only a partial report.
This plan is based essentially on a number of objectives including:
- Strengthening of the community police and Intelligence
- Securing land, sea, and air borders;
- The consolidation of the legal and institutional framework of the PNH;
- Strengthening the coordination and automation of departmental directorates and other structures of the PNH. This translates into the use of information and communication technologies in the service of security
- The fight against corruption, human trafic, with many concrete actions already carried out, including the sensitization and training of a considerable number of members of the institution.
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These objectives resulted in decisions, including :
- The creation of the General Intelligence Directorate;
- The creation of the Border Police Unit;
- The creation of a medical corps in the PNH and the setting up of a hospital which will, according to the wishes of the President of the Republic, be inaugurated in the not too distant future.
- The creation of the sewing workshop of the PNH for a standardization of the uniform and a better presentation of our police officers.
- The creation of a vehicle management and control system (PNH alert), electronic retention - electronic dashboard, electronic highlights, electronic complaints, electronic individual file, networking of departmental directorates, better management of requests for the purchase, possession and carrying of arms; use of an external server for the retention of PNH data to deal with any desire to destroy the institution's database for criminal purposes on the occasion of tumults and socio-political crises.
The development of 10 new guidelines on strengthening the police institution. Some have already been adopted and others are nearing completion. They include:
- The Border Police;
- The Medical Corps of the PNH
- The decorations in the PNH;
- The tight order;
- The use of new technologies in the PNH, etc.
We also favored two strategic approaches that are crucial in this context: a preventive approach to fight against organized crime and armed gangs, and a repressive approach to fighting crime. This has led to a number of field arrangements, in particular:
- Strengthening the visibility of the Police;
- Strengthening the territorial network;
- The development of the Community Police;
- Strategic redeployment of tactical units at strategic points
- Strengthening intelligence mechanisms;
- The deployment of the Border Police in Ouanaminthe, Anse à Pitres, Malpasse and other land border points.
In terms of repressive approach to fight against criminality :
- The increase in the operational capacity of field units;
- The proliferation of targeted police offensives against the infrastructure of armed gangs;
- Reduced Zone Response Time and Police Response Time;
- Strengthening the investigative capacity of DCPJ and SDPJ.
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