Thursday, September 29, 2011


(Haiti Libre) -

Last week, the United Nations Police (UNPol) has trained fifteen judicial police officers and prison administration in dactyloscopy (The forensic analysis and comparison of fingerprints as a means of identification of individuals), the management of crime scenes, findings, the protection of traces and clues. The signaling of people, the classification and the documentation were also addressed during this training.

According to David Giles, the field coordinator of the project of the UNDP Rule of Law... "This training is part of the justice project; police and prison, to which UNDP provides technical assistance to the Haitian state."

Among its objectives: facilitating the tracking of criminal records of repeat offenders, strengthening the technical capacity of judicial police officers in forensic identification, establishing a data system for forensic identification of all persons accused of crimes or offenses, setting up information tools and reliable legal information which will be available to the judicial, police and prison authorities, including with respect to the issuance of criminal records.

The Commissioner François Dukene Rodnez, Departmental Director of the Southeast of the police, said he was "reassured", saying that "now" the police officers who were trained , will perform their duties with much more professionalism. "For his part, Jean Antoine Féhaud, Government Commissioner to the Court of First Instance of Jacmel, indicated that this training was "very useful, and will greatly facilitate the work and cooperation between the police and justice and that no one will be arrested in place of another."

Implemented on an experimental basis, this project is a collaborative effort between UNDP, the UNPOL, the Departmental Direction of the National Police of Haiti and the Prosecutor of the Court of First Instance of Jacmel.

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