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May 13, 2015

…Says Boots on the Ground Will Also Be Supervised

George Lovell

There are countless and persistent complaints of police brutality on civilians. Lovell says that supervision of police officers is a priority for the force so that standards in policing are upheld. He also says that the relationship with the community is also important if the force is to get a grip on crime.

 

Ret. Col. George Lovell, C.E.O., Ministry of National Security

“I can talk generally about some of the activities, I will not be able to talk about some of the specifics for obvious reasons.  We will have the vehicle checkpoints that will be out there, there will be more patrols.  My hope and desire is that there will be a little bit more supervision of those police officers who we have in the streets.  I believe that that’s where we’re failing.  We need to ensure that while we have our people deployed in numbers that they are properly supervised and that they carry out the functions to the standards that we expect them to carry out.  We need to engage the community a little bit more, I think that there is much more that we can achieve as a people if we can bring the community a little bit closer to the police.  The precinct concept or policing concept is one which affords us to be able to have a better, closer working relationship with the community in order to defeat the ills that confront us and I’m hoping that police officers, especially at the middle management level will embrace that concept and to try and engage the community a little bit more in assisting them in curbing crime.”

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