The Guyana Police Force has fired 30 police officers for various offenses, ranging from corrupt transactions to larceny and robbery.
Acting Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine, told members of the media on Friday morning that 15 junior ranks, 3 subordinate officers and 12 constables have been let go by the Force.
Ramnarine said there are several others facing serious accusations and they too will be dealt with at the appropriate time.
“I have just seen a crime file, where two constables who are in the training centre are going to be charged with simple larceny in the new week. And what do you think is involved?. A cellphone. And these are guys who don’t have six months service as yet. This is as serious as it could get and this is not to say that in the training environment we don’t make suffiecient efforts to let them understand who they are and what are their roles…”, he said.
He spoke of another case where a junior rank found a phone belonging to a dignitary at a national event and pocketed the phone rather than to hand it over to its owner.
The Force appears to be taking a zero tolerance on police officers being involved in any criminal offense.
Just recently, the Police Commissioner (ag) warned Police Officers about demanding money and favours from members of the public and taking bribes.