Rural Division Police Commander Says We Must All Speak Out on Contraband
As many as four police officers have been placed on interdiction for their alleged involvement in the contraband of goods. The unprofessional conduct of the police officers has left the Department reeling for some good news in the midst of the illegal and unethical activities that officers of the law have been engaged in. An investigation has been launched into the actions of the officers – but what do other officers think of these actions? Are they concerned? Today when the media spoke with the outgoing Regional Commander of the Rural Eastern Division, ACP Edward Broaster, he says that while the weeding out of corrupt cops is important, there needs to be more professional training.
ACP Edward Broaster, Regional Commander, Rural Eastern Division
“Of course, we are concerned when we have officers who put the department in disrepute. I believe that the move the Commissioner is enacting to training our officers to be more professional and develop the capacity of our officers to adhere to the laws that they effect on a day to day basis with the citizenry.”
“Sir, I have seen concerns from the members of the public who suggest that these are only the persons who have been caught but others the Department may know of things happening under their command; the commanding officers. Have you encountered that situation in anywhere you have served and maybe it has gone unaddressed; maybe it has fallen on deaf ears?”
ACP Edward Broaster
“When the community sees something, they will say something and stop something. If they don’t say something how will we know? And we will not be able to stop it if we don’t know. So, I will encourage the community that if they see something – officers acting unprofessional and doing the wrong thing – they report it. And be assured that we will deal with it.”