29 April 2010
Police officers should not be involved in politics: Colonel Coca
Diario Nacioná, April 20, 2010 language source: Tetun - The Spanish Force representative Colonel Angel Alba Coca, has called on the Timorese National Police (PNTL) officers and civil security guards not to involved in politics otherwise they will not undertake their duty properly and optimally.
Colonel Coca made the comment yesterday at the Nicolau Lobato Presidential Palace in Aitarak-Laran, Dili, when he was invited by the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) to share his experience with the National Police.
He said that the police officers in his country had undertaken their duty well because they conduct their task based on the law and order.
“The Spanish police conduct their task and respond to any case based on the law and order. They had never detained people based on their own will,” Colonel Coca said.
Meanwhile, the Timorese Operational Police Commander, Superintendent Chief Mateus Fernandes, believed that the experience of Colonel Coca will benefit the national police officers to more carefully in responding to any case.