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Nov 18, 2016

Minister Says Police Must Put Educated Officers to Better Use

Elodio Aragon Jr.

On hand for the induction of attorney Bart Jones was Minister of Police Elodio Aragon Junior.  He spoke about the role of the police department and the relationship it shares with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, as it concerns the pursuit of legal action in criminal matters.

 

Elodio Aragon Jr., Minister of Home Affairs

“When it comes to education, especially when we have officers who are studying law or are getting their degree in law I think it goes a long way to build the institutional capacity of our department, especially when it comes to knowledge.  I think a lot of these officers who are getting their degrees right now are officers who are long serving members of the department and I think it bodes well for the department because it improves our department.  Now when you look at how we put these people to good use, their knowledge, their education, we have to sit down and look at how we will maximize their being part of the police department and that is something that we’ll be looking at because at the end of the day we want to utilize everything that we have within the police department to better improve upon and impact upon what we do on the streets of this country.”

 

Reporter

“Sir, speaking very specifically about it, we know that the police department’s relationship with the D.P.P.’s Office was, let’s say, broken when the famous Blackett memo went out about eighteen months ago and since then there has not been that organic relationship between the department and the D.P.P.’s Office we are told.  Will the police still be seeking legal advice from the D.P.P. or is it envisaged that it will be doing it strictly in-house based on the legal acumen that it has within?”

 

Elodio Aragon Jr.

“Well, Jules I cannot really comment on what you said is a broken relationship, I mean, I wasn’t here for that and I don’t really know what the situation is in regards to that.  What I can tell you is that if we are to move forward in terms of being better at what we do in prosecution, we have to have, the police department must have a good working relationship with the D.P.P.’s Office.  It cannot work otherwise and as the Minister of Police I could tell you one thing, definitely we have to work together in all faucets, not only with the D.P.P.’s office but in every other area that we as a department must work with to ensure that we are able to present better cases to the court to deal with the public in all faucets and I do think that as the Minister of Police definitely we will be working closely with the D.P.P.’s Office.”

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1 Response for “Minister Says Police Must Put Educated Officers to Better Use”

  1. timber says:

    Wow! We were just sitting and hanging out with friends here in NYC discussing this and I’ve blogged about this several times before. There are too many ignorant, illiterate police officers on staff. They have absolutely no reasoning, no tact and most can’t even write a full sentence. Years ago, one of my childhood friends , who’s well educated , had tried to come up with a plan for the officers who didn’t have at least a high school education. He had reached out to me for help; but of course his plan was shut down because no one could hustle. Out discussion about this two nights ago is because I got word from reliable sources that a friend and an outstanding person’s home was raided by police and they went directly to barrels in the home with her mother’s name on the barrels and found guns and ammunition. Police was called prior to this because neighbors saw a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood and knew it didn’t belong there. When they were called it was only to find out that it was the police who was in the vehicle. Now, how dumb of them. First, they traumatized a teenager and tried to pressure her to talk when the head of the household wasn’t there. Two, the mother’s name which were on the barrels needs a caretaker around the clock and can barely do for herself. That’s to tell how ignorant and dumb these officers are. We all know where this is coming from though because said person has untold amount of info about a lot of crooked deals and it’s a way to intimidate her. I advised her to sue the hell out of government and let them pay dearly. It disgusts me and I abhor the policies of this government and all their thieves. I digress.

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