Those Police Officers who run foul of the law should also expect to face the full consequences for their action.
Commissioner of Police, Leslie James made it clear this morning during a Police Force Christmas event that the Guyana Police Force has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to officers following the Force’s Standard Operating Procedures and the laws.
“We will not spare any effort to discipline any rank. What have we recognised, however, is that the standing orders were not always executed. We have recommended that there be with immediate effect a restoration of the training and the promotion boards. We have also recommended that there should also be a traffic advisory board. These boards will ensure the functionality of the Guyana Police Force I should also report to you that we have taken steps to revise some aspects of our standing orders because when reviewed some of these orders appear to be archaic,”
He said the Guyana Police Force is in good hands and the nation could be assured that the top brass of the Force will maintain the nobleness of the organisation, adding that he has reminded the ranks of the need for professionalism at all times.
The Commissioner said the Guyana Police Force is currently working towards a full reform plan, which will see a better organised and more capable Police Force.
“We have embarked on a reformation plan, compliments of the government. Consultations have been held and those recommendations have been submitted and are currently being implemented. We have embarked on three main pillars, these are Training, Infrastructure and Human Resource Management. You would have seen some movements, some shifts of persons in the force this is in keeping with our position that we need to have continuity and proper governance of the force.
The Commissioner said the Force will continue to tackle the crime problem in the country, noting that as the year comes to an end, serious crimes are down by 11%. He noted that there is still work to be done and that will be the focus of the Force in the new year.