United States Support for Haitian National Police Strategic Priorities

Port-au-Prince, Haiti 11 August 2020 – The Embassy’s Director for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), David Mosby met with the Director General of the Haitian National Police (HNP) Rameau Normil to discuss the Haitian National Police’s strategic priorities, including combatting gang violence and kidnapping, strengthening the rule of law and protection of human rights, as well as plans for the next class of HNP recruits.   They also discussed U.S. support for the HNP’s community police, counter-narcotics unit (BLTS), and border police (POLIFRONT).

The INL Director and HNP Director General agreed on the importance of strengthening the capacity of the HNP Office of the Inspectorate General  (IG/PNG) to ensure police officers are held to the highest standard and the Central Administration Directorate (DCA) to ensure proper management controls of HNP resources.

Following their discussion, the Director General inspected equipment and materials INL is providing to the HNP.  These items include protective equipment for police officers serving to ensure public order and citizen safety in the crowd control and anti-riot unit (CIMO), communications gear for the counter-narcotics unit (BLTS), and supplies for assisting the prison administration (DAP) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Haiti’s prisons.