President Surangel Whipps Jr. picked a retired military cop from the United States as the new Bureau of Public Safety Police Director.

Unlike previous swearing-in ceremonies of police directors usually held at the BPS grounds, Cary L. Leivtre was sworn in at the Office of the President in Meyuns in the company of a few close allies of President Whipps including members of the US military in Palau. 

The media was not invited to the oath-taking and the media inquiries regarding the selection process of Levitre remained unanswered by the Office of the President.

Levitre is the first non-Palauan to take up the top job in BPS previously held by Ismael Aguon. 

According to the FB page of the Office of the President, Mr. Levitre is a native of Texas and said the new police director will bring “ extensive law enforcement, cybersecurity, and leadership experience gained from work conducted within the U.S. and globally.   His CV does not show any experience in civilian law enforcement.

His background includes criminal investigation, counterterrorism, and Enterprise network Operations and Information Assurance. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Almeda University. 

According to Levitre’s CV provided to Island Times, he has a long track record in K9 programs both in the US and internationally. 

He also has over 15 years of experience with “security and access to nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, and biological weapons. 

His CV did not list any experience in the Pacific but Levitre has worked in Europe and the US. 

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