Aruba’s next Police Commissioner will come from The Netherlands

 

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According to reports the next Police chief of Aruba replacing the out going Ronny Bernadina will come from the Netherlands. Supposedly after three years an Aruban will be appointed to the position. Three years is a long time.

Once this new chief of police’s time is up, he will be replaced by a new chief of police from Aruba.   Bernadina insisted on the protocol and in cooperation with the Legislation Administration and Judicial Affairs, it was established with the purpose to improve the organization.

Seems that Gerold Dompig will not get his wish of having Bernadina’s replacement be Aruban.

Who the new Chief Commissioner will be is unknown to Dompig but he hopes that the Government will not again bring in somebody from the outside.

“When will we mature? When will we trust our own people”?

Bringing in a Dutch Chief again will not contribute to the progress of the police force.

According to outgoing Bernadina, “Nothing will change within the police corps if a local person is hired.” We are sure it won’t. Some how that lack of change is probably not a good thing.

Nothing will change within the police corps if another local person is hired for this job, said Bernadina.   He also said that politics was interfering too much with police matters in the past and the KPA could not do her job properly.  

Also the problem with discipline within the police corps has to be solved, said Bernadina.   This year, KPA had to take 40 disciplinary measures already against police officers.   Last year, this number was 38 for the entire year.  Ã‚   The protocol requires therefore a so-called audit, where all the police districts are investigated.   This will become the base for the new chief of police to test the results of his plans.  Ã‚  

More on the story read the full article from Amigoe, August 3, 2006

  

Police Corps looks for new commissioner in the Netherlands   ARUBA — The new Chief Constable of the Aruban police corps (KPA) comes from the Netherlands, announced the parting chief Ronny Bernadina.   The new chief will be appointed for three years max, and we do not know yet what the most important duty of this chief will be, but the appointment procedure is already in full swing.  

The new chief of police must start working before October 2nd, because that’s when Bernadina goes with vacation.   His employment is officially till January 1st, 2007.   The appointment of a Dutch chief of police is part of a collaboration between KPA and PKLD in the Netherlands.   There is a protocol for this that will be signed at the end of August by Premier Nel Oduber (MEP), Justice-minister Rudy Croes (MEP), and the Dutch ministers of Justice, Internal Affairs, and Government Renewal and Kingdom Relations.   Once this new chief of police’s time is up, he will be replaced by a new chief of police from Aruba.   Bernadina insisted on the protocol and in cooperation with the Legislation Administration and Judicial Affairs, it was established with the purpose to improve the organization. Nothing will change within the police corps if another local person is hired for this job, said Bernadina.   He also said that politics was interfering too much with police matters in the past and the KPA could not do her job properly.   Also the problem with discipline within the police corps has to be solved, said Bernadina.   This year, KPA had to take 40 disciplinary measures already against police officers.   Last year, this number was 38 for the entire year.  Ã‚   The protocol requires therefore a so-called audit, where all the police districts are investigated.   This will become the base for the new chief of police to test the results of his plans.      Three local experts, including a district attorney, an expert in the field of personnel, and somebody from the police corps, will assist the new chief of police.   The four will have to draw up a plan on how they think to improve the organization.   Every three months, a group of the so-called sounding board, which consists of the same persons that are now in the Safety Advisory Committee (BAC) will check on the progress of the chief of police.   The Attorney General, the director of Legislation and Judicial Affairs, the director of Public Order and Safety, the head of P&O, Justice or KPA, the director of the Revenue Service, and the current chief of police Bernadina (who will stay in the BAC as advisor after he leaves) are part of the BAC.



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