No more bribe taking
Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee today put supervisors and junior ranks of the Guyana Police Force Traffic department on notice that they must desist from carrying out the illegal function of traveling magistrates.
The minster was speaking at the junior officers course at the Police Officers Training Centre Eve Leary.
According to the minister a commendation of enforcement and education must be the hallmark of the force’s strategies to reduce accidents on our roads.
Rohee highlighted 9 areas of concerns that he feels special attention must be paid to these include, noise nuisance, dealing with reports of domestic violence, response to reports of crime, reduction of reports of crimes in general specifically robberies and murders, police integrity, improvement of the image of the force, working closer with the communities, respect for human rights and better management of traffic.
Human Rights violations of suspects and accused persons in custody was another sour issue that the minister touched on. He said police has the right to protect and address the rights of persons in custody.
In his remarks to the officers commissioner of police acting Seelall Persaud said that networking is important to fight organized crime as he welcome the participation of members of the joint services in the course.
The conference is held under the theme” Training with the focus of maximizing visions, skills and art for enhancing leadership for a modern Guyana Police Force.