Monday, October 24, 2011


(Haiti Libre) -

The Central Directorate of Judicial Police (DCPJ), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Civilian Police (UNPOL) have presented diplomas last Friday for a new promotion of 40 investigators, who followed the specialized training in criminal investigations.

"We are proud to say that we have in Haiti, a group of investigators with reinforced competencies in terms of criminal proceedings. Haitian citizens can rely on the judicial police which will intensify gradually the efforts of specialization and professionalization of the officers," said Commissioner Bertrand, the DCPJ representative at the graduation ceremony.

Initiated by the UNDP, these sessions of specialized trainings for the investigators of the judicial police aim to improve the capabilities of investigation and monitoring of criminal proceedings for all members of the DCPJ.

"These courses are organized around four modules: investigative techniques, such as search (search for clues and evidence of infringement, search techniques, opening of the door); writing techniques for the minutes (sexual assault, homicide, kidnapping, drug trafficking, money laundering, crime, technology, etc...) and finally, the practical part that allows investigators to test the skills that they have acquired in theoretical sessions with integration by simulation," explained Mario Leclerc, Technical Advisor of the UNDP Police.

"Indeed, one of the highlights of this training is the availability of three new simulation rooms with live video recording, which ensures the implementation of the theories. This new step in the formation allows a double-loop learning process where all the officers' feedback of the crime scene and search. Participants in these courses are encouraged to be proactive, to engage fully in training and become architects of their own development."

This is the second training course of this type launched by UNDP. The first round was supported by the same partners and with the support of the "Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)" that was held in August and September 2011 with 125 officers of the Brigade to fight drug trafficking.

The courses were mainly taught by an expert hired by UNDP, Jean-Daniel Ulysse, which in addition to mastering the international standards of criminal procedures, applies them to the socio-cultural reality of Haiti. The training was supplemented by three members of the UNPOL who provided technical and scientific expertise.

These courses are part of the UNDP project for capacity building of the various components of the Haitian police in order to stop crime, strengthen security and improve the quality of life for Haitian citizens.

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