U.S. joins the Haitian National Police to open the police substation in Diegue

The Presidency of Haiti

April 13, 2018

The community of Diegue gathered today to open a new police sub-station, financed with the support of the U.S. Embassy’s Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.  U.S. Ambassador Sison shared, “I am proud to celebrate with Diegue as you build a strong and safe community,” emphasizing the importance of security and community policing to the ability of communities to prosper economically.

Senator Antonio Cheramy, Haitian National Police West Department Director Berson Soljour, Commissaire Jean Gospel, the Mairie of Petionville, CASEC, ADIPOD, and many others from the Diegue community attended the event.  The new police sub-station will host ten police officers assigned to the community. This new facility cost $105,400 to construct and is located on property donated by the local community.

The United States has provided more than $250 million in assistance to the HNP since 2010.  This includes more than $60 million in infrastructure projects in Port-au-Prince such as the Vivy Michel, Martissant, Habitation Leclerc, Grand Ravine, Cite Soleil, and refurbishment of the Portail Leogane Commissariat.  U.S. support to the Haitian National Police extends beyond construction projects, however. American police experts support with technical training and assistance to fight drug trafficking, support community policing, support correctional services, and work with the principal directors of the police towards the goal of strengthening administrative and management systems.

The United States has been an important partner of the Haitian National Police for over 20 years.