Newly appointed Minister of Police and Public Safety says he will import former chief of police
Last week Wednesday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow unveiled a complex plan to pull the country out from the current crime epidemic. Restore Belize is a long term multi-faceted initiative made up of government, the private sector and civil society which will take off in August. It will require funding of some thirty million dollars to be drawn from the financial institutions as well as from government sources. Aside from implementation of the famous Crooks Report, Barrow disclosed that he had engaged retired Belizean American police officer, John Burns who will make his first trip to Belize in July. This morning newly appointed Minister of Police and Public Safety, Doug Singh, said that aside from Burns, there are plans to engage retired chief of police, William J. Bratton.
Douglas Singh, Minister of Police and Public Safety
“The Prime Minister should be having a conversation I believe with the consultancy firm that is run by one of the gentlemen, I can’t remember his name off hand, that was brought in by Julianne in New York, Bratton I think it was, to New York and then later was re-commissioned to Los Angeles after the Rodney King incident that started the riots in Los Angeles. And he worked in many other countries so his level of experience, with respects of looking at the core problems on the ground and saying what to do to immediately address them I think is probably way beyond most other organizations and it would be key to get the recommendations and if we can afford it certainly be able to hire a team to assist us on implementing the kinda changes that we need to.”
According to our research, Bratton is a retired Chief of Police for the LAPD and also served as the commissioner of both the New York and the Boston Police Department. Bratton is recognized for his efforts in reshaping the Los Angeles Police Department. His consulting company is The Bratton Group LLC.