DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Department of Public Safety shall include the Division of Police and Security,
the Division of Correction and Rehabilitation with a position for emergency
assistance officer included in the office of the director. The Department of
Public Safety shall be headed by a director. The Department shall be responsible
for the safeguarding and protecting the lives and property of the people of
Pohnpei, keeping the peace, and assuring compliance with all applicable laws.
Within the Office of the Director is an emergency assistance officer who shall
with the Police and correction officers, be responsible for fire safety,
disaster preparedness, relief and control, coordination of search and rescue
operations and public education and awareness programs in these areas. The
duties of the emergency section shall be assigned to the Emergency Assistance
Officer, under the supervision of the Director of the Department of Public
Safety. The Officer shall be responsible for fire preparedness, including
establishment of programs to educate the public on the hazards of uncontrolled
fires, and the methods for responding to fires, coordination of search and
rescue services, establishment of public preventive and safety awareness
programs; and disaster preparedness and disaster relief from natural and manmade
disasters. The Department shall have the following Divisions with their
Department shall be responsible for conducting all internal affairs
investigations for the Uniformed Divisions of the Department of Public Safety.
The Department shall also be responsible for training and supervision of all the
personnel in the Department. The Department shall have the following divisions:
Division of Police and Security
Division shall be headed by the Chief of Police and Security and in addition to
or to complement the functions, duties and responsibilities as set out the
Police and Security Act of 1999, the Division shall be responsible for the
maintenance of public safety and security for the State of Pohnpei. The Division
shall establish, train, equip and maintain a professional force of police
officers and related staff to protect the lives and property of all persons
within the jurisdiction of Pohnpei; for serving court processes and documents;
locating persons or property, conducting interviews; locating and retrieving
records and logistic support functions; for controlling traffic, registering
vehicles, licensing and educating drivers; and to maintain peace and order.
Division shall establish, train, equip and maintain a uniformed force of police
officers for the prevention of crime, to detect criminal activity, to respond to
the occurrence of crime and to apprehend criminal offenders.
Division shall establish, train, equip and maintain a cadre of detectives drawn
from its ranks whose responsibility shall be the investigation of crime and
gathering and preservation of evidence.
Division shall establish, train, equip and maintain a drug enforcement unit.
Division shall establish, train, equip and maintain a criminal identification
and records unit to establish, operate and maintain a comprehensive
identification and records system on all criminal offenders.
Division shall establish and maintain a repository for the Micronesian Region of
Law Enforcement and Drug Enforcement data and information for the Council of
Micronesian Chief Executives.
Division shall undertake efforts to educate the community, particularly the
youth of Pohnpei about drug abuse, crime and delinquency.
Division of Correction and Rehabilitation
Division of Correction and Rehabilitation shall be headed by the Chief of
Corrections and Rehabilitation and shall have the following responsibilities:
Division shall be responsible for the physical custody, care and treatment of
all persons lawfully detained awaiting trial by order of a court of proper
jurisdiction, or sentenced to a term of imprisonment by such a court, or whose
custody has been transferred to the State of Pohnpei pursuant to a cooperative
agreement with another State in the Federated States of Micronesia pursuant to
Agreement on Execution on Penal Sentences of the Compact of Free Association,
all persons arrested or detained as suspects by police or peace officers; and
juveniles arrested or detained by police or peace officers as suspects in
criminal activity or sentenced to a term of detention pursuant to a finding of
delinquency by a court of proper jurisdiction.
Division shall establish and maintain adequate services and facilities to
provide for the care, treatment, food, lodging and physical security of inmates,
and detainees, including women prisoners and detainees as well as juvenile
Division shall establish, train, equip and maintain a professional force of
corrections officers and related staff to provide for the care, treatment and
security of inmates and detainees and the physical security of all facilities
operated by the Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Division shall develop and implement corrective and rehabilitative programs,
including educational and vocational training, for inmates which shall prepare
them for their eventual return to society to help prevent further criminal
Division shall establish programs and activities which allows the prisoners to
be productive while serving their sentence.
Division shall establish and implement a system of policies, procedures, rules
and regulations for administering all custodial facilities operated by the
Division in a manner which achieves both order and security, and the humane
treatment of prisoners.
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