Lower music before midnight – Top Cop


Commissioner of Police, Leslie James is warning business establishments and persons who hold activities during the festive season to be mindful of the laws pertaining to noise nuisance.

While the curfew implemented by Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan is 2am, the Top Cop is calling on hosts to ensure that their music is lowered upon approaching midnight.

“I’m asking that as you approach the midnight hour, the DJs should start playing [the] music [at a lower level] which should be reminding the revelers that the time of closure is approaching,” the Police Commissioner told persons in attendance at the Police Force’s ‘A’ Division Christmas Luncheon held at the Brickdam Police Station compound on Friday.

He explained that “when the revelry is heightened, it is very difficult…to stop abruptly.”

Therefore, the Police Commissioner said lowering the music from an earlier hour will indicate to attendees that they should leave.

He warned that law enforcement officers will be on the lookout for defaulters.

As such, he is urging business persons to cooperate with the police ranks “when they approach you to remind you of the time when your music should be shut off.”

Police officers were on November 22 issued with Decibel testers to combat noise pollution across the country.

Senior Superintendent of the Guyana Police Force, Errol Watts during a training on how to use the equipment, reported that there were a total of 417 reports of noise nuisance at the end of 2017 and over 300 so far for this year.

Additionally, the Top Cop also warned against drunk driving.
With a high number of fatal accidents so far for 2018, he noted that the police have taken a no-nonsense approach to driving under the Influence of alcohol.

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