Peter de Witte has been named the new Police Chief of Aruba following the departure of Ronny Bernadina. Peter de Witte is the acting Director of the Coast Guard for the Netherland Antilles and Aruba. Wonder if Peter de Witte will do anything that differs in the investigation into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway or will it be different chief, same old story?
(Amigoe: Aug 18, 2006) Peter de Witte new chief of police Aruba
ARUBA — Peter de Witte, acting director of the Coastguard of the Neth.Antilles and Aruba will become the new chief of police. Effective January 1st, 2007 he will formally succeed chief of police Ronny Bernadina, but he will start working on November 1st.
His assignment is for a maximum of three years. He will have to make a clean sweep in the police organization. His appointment developed from a cooperation between the Police Corps of Aruba (KPA) and the Corps of national police service (KPLD) in the Netherlands. A protocol was created for this that Prime Minister Nelson Oduber (MEP), Justice-minister Rudy Croes (MEP) and the Dutch ministers of Home Affairs and Governmental Renewal and Kingdom Relations will sign in the Netherlands late September. De Witte will temporarily take service with KPLD and is assigned to the Aruban police corps. After the three years, he will be replaced by a new local chief of police. He will be assisted by three local experts, including a district attorney, an expert in the field of personnel, and a person from the police corps.