Polygraphs for police from next week

Start­ing next week, of­fi­cers at­tached to po­lice sta­tions in the south west­ern penin­su­la will be made to un­der­go poly­graph tests. This was a promise made by Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith in March of this year but nev­er im­ple­ment­ed.

At the week­ly po­lice press brief­ing this morn­ing he gave the as­sur­ance again. He said ran­dom drug tests will al­so be done.

Com­mis­sion­er Grif­fith said this is to en­sure that no of­fi­cer can com­pro­mise an­ti-crime ef­forts. He added that this is not a way to dis­ci­pline po­lice of­fi­cers but a way for him to en­sure that the penin­su­la is air tight.

Grif­fith al­so an­nounced that a new coastal pa­trol unit will be set up to as­sist the Coast Guard in pro­tect­ing the na­tion's bor­ders again hu­man traf­fick­ing, drug traf­fick­ing and il­le­gal en­try.

On the is­sue of im­mi­grants en­ter­ing this coun­try il­le­gal­ly, Com­mis­sion­er Grif­fith made it clear that there is no mass in­flux of peo­ple through il­le­gal ports of en­try as the ma­jor­i­ty il­le­gal im­mi­grants ac­tu­al­ly ar­rived via the air­port and nev­er left.


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