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Assistant Commissioner of Police Retires After 34 Years of Service

The highest ranking female officer in the Guyana Police Force, Assistant Commissioner of Police Paulette Morrison bid farewell to the force this morning. A force that she has called home for 34 years. The assistant police commissioner is proceeding on pre retirement leave. During the farewell parade held in her honor, Assistant Commissioner Morrison spoke about the many challenges she faced in the police force and the many decisions she had to make.

Her belief in God and her faith were able she said to guide her through the many obstacles she faced during her 34 years as a police officer, there were times when she wanted to call it quits but decided to go the extra mile until the end of her career’s journey.

She had words of encouragement and caution to those she is leaving behind. She said police officers need to and must realize that they are all servants of the public and must always keep the public’s interest at heart. She cautioned them about the use of force.

Morrison’s rise through the ranks of the Guyana Police force saw her becoming a cadet officer in the mid 80’s and moving through promotions that would take her to several high ranking positions. Her career was however given a dark spot when a young man was badly burnt and tortured at a police station in the division that she was responsible for. She was eventually transferred. It may be one of the reasons why today she reminded ranks to be a friend to the public and not its enemy.

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