Challenged by a continued reduction in its senior staff strength, the Guyana Police Force on Friday urged the speedy reconstitution of the Police Service Commission to arrest the situation that is expected to worsen in coming months.
Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine said it must be observed that senior ranks now appear to be scarce, a situation that he believes can be rectified with a functional Police Service Commission.
Mr. Ramnarine said over the last year the Force lost 13 senior ranks to retirement.
Those ranks included Assistant Commissioners, Senior Superintendents, and Assistant Superintendents.
An additional four senior ranks will be lost to retirement this year, Ramnarine said.
Notwithstanding this, Ramnarine believes the senior administration has been manifestly steadfast and resolute in ensuring professional standards are maintained.
President David Granger during his last press conference promised the reconstitution of the Police Service Commission this year.
The life of the Commission came to an end last year. Just before that, the government had requested that the PSC placed a hold on promotions after some concern was raised about some officers superseding others.
The Court later ruled that the it was unlawful for the State Minister to have made the request.