Mon. Jan 27th, 2020

Law enforcement officers pass drug tests

By: L.N. Reklai

October 19, 2017 (Koror, Palau) Law enforcement officers from Bureau of Public Safety, Marine & Wildlife, Labor & Immigration, CID, DOC and half of the Division of Marine Law Enforcement that have taken the drug test , all have received results that state they are clear of any illegal drugs. [restrict]

Some members of Division of Marine Law Enforcement and seven officers assigned to Embassies have not taken the test and will do so after funding becomes available, said Vice President and Minister of Justice Raynold Oilouch.

The test is taken randomly and is conducted by a licensed private clinic. “The tests cost money and that it why not all are tested at this time,” stated Vice President Oilouch. VP assures that next funding will pay for the tests of those remaining officers.

Last month he led the first drug test with the chiefs of all the divisions of the Ministry of Justice.

Vice President Oilouch had emphasized zero tolerance for illegal drug use by anyone employed by the Ministry of Justice at the beginning of his term as Minister of Justice. [/restrict]