To protect and to serve is often refereed to: "To Protect and to Serve", the motto of the Los Angeles Police Department since the 1960's but did you know, it is also the motto of the Haitian National Police force.
In french, the motto is "Proteger et Servir".
Many other police forces have adopted this motto across the United States. So has the police in Haiti.
When Haitians protest against the government, then burn car tires (boule kawotchou) in street corners to disrupt traffic.
If your Haitian friends tell you "kawotchou ap boule," it means there is a street protest in Haiti... LOL...
This is a picture of a Haitian policeman from the Departmental Unit of the Maintenance of Order (UDMO) kicking a burning tire left by protesters during the street protest to attempt to clear the streets.
Look at this photo... . Fifteen Haitian police officers are in trouble in Thiotte. Their vehicles are on fire after a failed operation.
Wesnel Isaac, a documented gang member and alleged enforcer for the Haitian street gang Zoe Pound, Isaac who was wanted by the Lee County Sheriff's Office in Florida for multiple violent offenses including triple homicide, attempted homicide, kidnapping, home invasion and felon in possession of a firearm was arrested Saturday 10 Mar 2014 in Carrefour, Haiti by Haiti's National Police.
On Thursday, 22 Mar 2014, members of the U.S. Marshals Service Florida / Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force traveled to Haiti to repatriate him to Fort Myers in the United States.
POLITOUR is the new Haiti tourism Police force. these officers speak a little English, a little Spanish, they are trained in tourism, geography, they can guide a tourist in the right direction, they can also arrest anyone who is disturbing the peace in the designated tourist areas of Haiti.