Police disburse $18 Million in incentives to exceptional cops of 2016
By Leroy Smith
On Wednesday morning (December 21, 2016), the police issued $18 million worth in cash, trophies, certificates and plaques to its best performers for the year 2016.
The occasion was the Guyana Police Force end of year awards ceremony held at Eve Leary.
Incentives were not only restricted to members of the force but also partners of the police and at least one journalist, Michael Jordon of the Kaieteur News who assisted the police in solving a cold case.
The overall best performing cops came from the Criminal Investigation Department’s Major Crimes Unit which copped first place while a rank from the Police ‘A’ Division investigative arm secured the runner up spot.
Police ranks were rewarded for their bravery, solving murders cases, gun and ammo find, Marijuana fins, traffic cases and other offences which saw perpetrators being brought to justice.
For civilian members of the public they were rewarded for their work in the areas of social crime prevention initiatives, cops and faith initiatives even as the police also recognised those who serve in the Community policing Groups across the country.
Today’s awards were also exceptional as several Assistant Commissioners of Police and Senior Superintendents of Police received plaques from the Commissioner of Police for their outstanding leadership and performance in their respective divisions and branches.
That move is one that is unprecedented but got the nod of approval from junior ranks who did not hold back their cheers when certain officers’ names were called.
It also showed that several of them still had their skills in the area of marching and saluting which was required of them as they approached the Commissioner of Police to retrieve their plaques.