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Report raises concerns with RBPF car garage

An auditor general report into the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) found that there was “weak asset protection” around the operation of the force garage.

Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie tabled the report on Wednesday. 

The report, which covered the period January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018, noted that there was “weak asset protection, particularly around the operation of the force garage, which does not have effective authorization and review policies and procedures in place to properly maintain and track RBPF vehicles in use, as well as those in need of repairs”. 

The auditor general noted that his office performed a walkthrough of the processes and procedures for RBPF vehicles identified as operable and inoperable and “noted ineffective authorization and review policies to properly maintain and track vehicles which are operable”.

The RBPF garage is located on Thompson Boulevard. 

The auditor general recommended that the RBPF increase its use of automation for “timelier updating, tracking and maintenance of vehicles”.

In response, the RBPF said, “A fleet management software will be implemented by July 1, 2019.

“This will allow more timely updates, tracking and maintenance of vehicles by the force garage section.”

The report added that procedures for procurement, inclusive of RBPF vehicle repairs, were not adhered to.

Sloan Smith

Staff Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Sloan covers national news for The Nassau Guardian. Sloan officially joined the news team in September 2016 but interned at The Nassau Guardian while studying journalism at the University of The Bahamas.
Education: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (University of Brussels), MA in Mass Communications

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