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.