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Ministry of Home Affairs releases statement praising former Commissioner Greene five days after his death

Five days after he was killed in a three-vehicle smash up on the West Coast, the Ministry of Home Affairs has come out with a statement praising former Commissioner of Police, Henry Greene.

In a statement the Ministry of Home Affairs said it was shocked and saddened at the tragic passing of Mr. Henry Greene.

The Ministry said that Greene’s overall positive impact on the Guyana Police Force will always be remembered, noting that he placed heavy emphasis on Outreach Programmes such as the Scouts Groups and Youth Clubs, since he saw these programmes as providing beneficial alternatives for youths from a life of crime.

The Ministry said that Greene was very supportive of the Community Policing Programmes, which created a partnership between the police and citizens, further developing public trust and confidence in the Force.

It was during Greene’s tenure as Commissioner that there was a significant expansion of the Neighbourhood Policing Programme, the Ministry of Home Affairs stated.

The Ministry credited Greene with presiding over the transformation of the Guyana Police Force under the Citizen Security Programme and because, as the Ministry said, he had a clear, conceptual and practical understanding of the fundamental tenets of modern policing, he was able to offer valuable inputs, thus accelerating the forward thrust of the reform.

The Ministry singled out Greene’s involvement in the development of the Integrated Crime Information System where, the Ministry said, his adeptness of policing procedures was instrumental in guiding the developers of the system in their work.

According to the Home Affairs Ministry, Greene’s love for, and commitment to the Force, were evident in the way he defended and fought for the necessary resources to enhance its work.

The Ministry hailed Mr. Greene’s contribution to the Guyana Police Force and to public security and safety in Guyana.

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