$117M solar-powered Police Station commissioned in Linden
The Guyana Police Force Friday commissioned a $117 million solar-powered Police Station in Linden, Region Ten.
The state-of-the-art building, equipped with air conditioning, will serve as the Divisional Headquarters for ‘E’ Division which will be commanded by Superintendent Linden Lord.
The Police Station is also equipped with surveillance cameras, backup generators, a training room, conference room, identification room, witness protection room, and a case management room, the GPF noted in a statement.
It also has its own Domestic Violence Report Room which an entrance that is separate from the Station’s main entryway.
The GPF noted that the construction of the Police Station was funded by the Inter-American Development Bank with Mr. George Lambert being the Supervisor Consultant and Mr. Ivor Allen the Contractor. The full contract sum was $117,173,309.
Commissioner of Police Leslie James, in his brief remarks at a simple ceremony, urged the ranks to use the Station responsibly and to always be professional when serving the public.
In a police statement, he is quoted as saying: “We are very appreciative for the efforts by the political administration, we have a Government that is committed and we will continue to serve you (the public) within our mandate.”
Also attending the ceremony were Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan; Security Adviser, Russel Combe; Regional Chairman, Rennis Morian; Deputy Mayor, Wainwrite Bethune; IDB Country Representative, Sophie Makonnen; Deputy Commissioner of Police, Maxine Graham, DSM; Head of Police Strategic Planning Unit, Senior Superintendent Royston Andries-Junior, among many other invitees and police ranks.