County – Deputy Commissioner of police.
The counties, will all be supervised by a deputy commissioner of police, who will be responsible for the following:
- Implementation of the crime fighting strategies as developed by the commissioner of police.
- Development of specific crime fighting strategies to deal with crimes within each parish within these counties.
- Work with the NSBI to target and get convictions of gang leaders and members, drug traffickers as well as corruption amongst members of the police force.
- Recruit and development of the elite tactical rapid response team (ETRT) which will allow them to carry out their mandate of taking down criminals in a swift and decisive manner, without tying up the regular members of the force.
- Traffic breaches as well as stop and search.
- Community policy through involvement in sports clubs etc.
- Assisting in the setting up of effective neigbourhood watch programs.
- Safe school policing. Give pep talks at prep and primary as well as junior high schools. We need a human face to policing.
- Manning of a rape unit to address sex crimes.
- Sex offender listing and monitoring of these felons. When they (sex offender) move the parish officer must be noted of the movement from one parish to the next, while the police at the local level will be made aware that a offender has moved into their area.
- Provision of a computer system to enter statement on crimes, this should be linked to larger database so information can be shared between all three counties. Criminals should not feel safe moving from one police division to the next.
- Training and development of officers within his charge. This allows for policemen to rise to various levels in the force based on performance and qualification.
Parish leader – Inspector/Superintendent.
Each parish within each county will be lead by an Inspector of police whose responsibility will be as follows:
- Carry out the tactical operations of plans developed by the deputy commissioner of police who has responsibility for the county within which that parish falls.
- Supervise the deployment of personnel to deal with specific crime fighting activities within the parish.
- Supervise the investigation of crimes and work with the local police and detectives to bring the perpetrators to trial and get a conviction.
- Work with NSBI personnel assigned to that parish to address specific issues, which are beyond the scope of law enforcement officers on the ground.
- Supervise the lead station officer i.e. those in charge of each station and ensure that they are executing the mandate of the force.
- Remove none performers and make recommendations for either transfer or relieving of their position as a result of lack of confidence or confidentiality. He can only recommend, he cannot remove any such officers. The reason being a corrupt parish officer could influencing the outcome of an investigation by moving an investigating officer.