Archive for April 7, 2018

A thin line between a gift and a bribe: My few years experiences with South Sudan police service

By 1st Lt Akuot Aquila Apiu Garang, Juba, South Sudan

Traffic police in Bor, Solomon Mabior Ruar

Jonglei state Director of traffic police Col Solomon Mabior Ruar on fouth independence day picture by Mach Samuel

April 7, 2018 (SSB) — Police officers in any country are a reflection of the society, in other words, if you would want to know a given society, look at its police force. Someone once said “people get the kind of government they deserve” I would want to add that people will always get the kind of police force they deserve.

A poorly trained, lowly paid, ill-equipped, always criticized but never appreciated police force will more often than not be riddled with corruption, brutality and all forms of abuse of human rights.

The police department is a service-oriented organization. We provide service to the people to defend their persons and their property and to enable them to live in peace and pursue their lawful activities without hindrance, People pay taxes to the government expecting it to provide them with peace (security) and liberty (freedom), in order to pursue happiness as grantee in the national constitution.