Michel-Ange Gedeon, Director General of the National Police

Michel-Ange Gedeon, Director General of the National Police

Friday, April 8, 2016, The head of of the Central Directorate of Administrative Police (DCPA) appointed by President Jocelerme Privert to become Director General of the National Police, replacing Godson Orelus.

On the night of April 8, 2016, Michelangelo Gedeon (Michel-Ange Gedeon) has been installed as Director General of the National Police, at the Headquarters of the PNH in Pétion-Ville. He has been installed to the new capacity by the Prime Minister Jean-Charles Enex and the Minister of Justice Camille Edward Jr,, replacing Godson Orélus at a time when the new government is trying to take control of the administration largely led by the associates of former President Martelly. Following his installation, Gedeon has said, he is aware of the big challenges and wants to establish a neutral police force, free from every political influence which would ensure the security of the citizen regardless of the color of their skins. The Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles, leader of the Supreme Council of the National Police (NUMC) presented a President's certified copy of Gedeon's appointment. Earlier, Michel-Ange Gédéon had served as the Commissioner of Grand Goave (2004), Carrefour (2005), Port-au-Prince (2006-2011) and departmental Director of the western Police (2011-2014). He was promoted to the post of Central Director of Administrative Police (DCPA) on February 29, 2016. Gédéon has submitted 14 of the 16 requested qualifying documents to the Senate Justice and Public Safety Committee for consideration and confirmation. The two outstanding documents were not required because he was never in control of government funds.

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