Businesses urged to fix dummy security cameras


Businesses are being urged to ensure that their CCTV cameras are properly installed and working as the busy shopping season approaches.

Speaking at the launch of the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF)Christmas policing plan, Crime Chief Lyndon Alves noted that there have been several instances in the past where robberies occurred at premises or within close proximity to businesses outfitted with security cameras, but “when we seek the assistance, it is just a dummy.”

“It is advisable that you acquire your equipment from reputable companies and employ specialists –and not persons who are roaming around as technicians,” he noted.

However, he said it is not the duty of the Police to go around to businesses and ensure that those cameras are working as they “are installed by the property owners for their personal safety.”

As the Police unveiled its Christmas policing plan, it has promised increased foot and vehicle patrols in and around the busy streets of Georgetown.

A’ Division Commander, Marlon Chapman

noted that the city has been divided into seven sectors which will determine the number of foot patrols, vehicular patrols and temporary police outposts to be placed in the different areas.


Each sector, he said, will be commanded by an Officer or Inspector along with other ranks and there will be “heightened special operations by the C.I.D and Intelligence ranks at identified hotspots and continued focus on noise nuisance and the 2a.m. curfew.”

The Police will also be deploying patrols in housing areas to reduce break and enter and larceny.

There will also be increased patrols around the city, prison, hotels, night spots, places of business, banks and post offices.

“This will also be enforced by Roadblocks and Stop and search exercises.”

There will be special arrangements for December 24-25 and 31.

Chapman said emphasis will be placed on the East Bank corridor, Stabroek Market, Regent and Robb Streets, Homestretch, Vlissengen Road and all bus parks.

The Police Force also provided a list of crime tips to help members to stay safe. Those tips are as follows:

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