The Guyana Police Force’s geographic organisational structure has come under review with suggestions for a reorganization of the current policing divisions.
This transformation is expected to result in Regional Commanders being appointed to each of the 10 administrative regions across the country.
Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan, in a recent interview with the Government Information Agency, said the proposal follows advice given by President David Granger.
Currently the Commander of police ‘F’ Division is responsible for Regions One, Eight and Nine.
According to Ramjattan, the officer could eventually be responsible for one region.
“Each region will have a Police Division. We’ll have a Commander for each of those Regions which is going to be synchronized with Division,” Ramjattan said.
The exception, the Minister added may be Region 4 which he said is so large that it may need two Divisions. “Effectively though we have ten Regions, we’ll have eleven Police Divisions, Region 4 being divided into two Divisions.”
He further explained that this move doesn’t mean that there will be Assistant Commissioners to head each Regional Division as Senior Superintendents or Superintendents could fill these positions.
“For example when they go to Lethem, there would be a Commander in that Region to take care of all the problems security wise, in that Region and that person will communicate with the Commissioner and Assistant Commissioners at Administration so we can help him or her execute the policies of the Government,” he added.