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Information technology lab to develop skills within the force.

The Guyana police force is continuing its advancement in the area of information technology with the aim of combating crime across the country.

The force over the weekend commissioned a computer center at the Felix Austin collage in Berbice which will facilitate in service training. The initiative which began several months ago, is a collaborative effort of the Government of Guyana and the  Zara- The Dream makers, a U.S.- based organisation headed by Mr Nardeo Singh of New York.

Speaking at the opening of the center crime chief Seelall Persaud said that operatives have exploited every possible way to make money, hence the importance  of the force to make quick decisions and gain access to information.

And commissioner of Police acting Leroy Brummel said that the state of the art facility will and  must remain standing and urged ranks of the force  to make maximum use of the facility. The center will facilitate community programmes, youth clubs all aimed at fostering a greater relationship with the community.

Home Affairs minister Clement Rohee declared the center opened and he spoke of the challenges posed by modern technology.

He said that members of the community policing groups must be a part of the training programmes.

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