Police Blotter: Rohee and Police top brass meet.
On January 18, 2014, the Honourable Minister of Home Affairs Mr. Clement Rohee, MP, met with Senior Officers of the Guyana Police Force, including Commissioner Leroy Brumell, DSM, and Divisional and Branch Commanders, to review the seventy one (71) recommendations for the improved working of the Guyana Police Force which were compiled by the Disciplined Forces Commission of Inquiry in 2004.
The highly interactive session was held at the Police Officers’ Training Centre, Eve Leary, and also participating were the Director of Public Prosecutions Ms. Shalimar Ali-Hack, Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority Mr. Cecil Kennard and members of the civilian-based Strategic Management Department of the Police Force.
Intense discussions, in a sincere and open manner, were held with the view to analyzing developments that had taken place within the Force in terms of the implementation of the recommendations and to garner additional recommended actions on the way forward.
The Minister highlighted the work of the Special Select Committee established by Parliament which reviewed the Disciplined Forces Commission report on the Police Force, with specific focus on their recommendations as to how the decisions were to be implemented, which were taken on board during the discussions.
During the presentation by the Force, and arising from the interactions, a high level of appreciation was expressed for the work already done in effectuating most of the 71 recommendations.
The Guyana Police Force is presently compiling a working document, inclusive of all the applicable recommendations made during the one-day session, in keeping with its thrust to ensure that the Disciplined Forces Commission’s recommendations are implemented.
Two photographs are attached.