Once again Aruba is putting priorities front and center to taking a bite out of crime on “One Happy Island”. Did they hire more police officers? Better training? Any training? Did the ALE or the powers that be create new crime policy that would enable them to ask outside police or criminal investigative agencies for assistance if a case is beyond their scope or capability? Nope … Aruba spent tax dollars on shiny, new police cars. Style over substance once again.
Amigoe, August 1, 2007: New cars for the police
ORANJESTAD – The fleet of the police is being replaced with 28 new Hyundai Santa Fe field-cars. Garage Centraal is very pleased with the order. They have decided on these types of cars after an extensive comparison study. Not only had the price played a part, but also the fact that the cars sit high and are easy to drive on bad roads and high waters. The cars will be handed on to Justice-minister Rudy Croes and then to chief of corps Peter de Witte.