Police Force on ‘high alert’ as nation awaits Court decision on No Confidence Motion


Commissioner of Police Leslie James is urging for the current “calm, peace and tranquillity should remain throughout the Nation as the decision of the Court of Appeal is pending” regarding the December 21 No Confidence Motion that was successfully passed against the Coalition Government.

A statement from the Top Cop Thursday noted that the leadership of the Police Force has noted: “notions of a seeming intention to disrupt the current calm in our society” on social media.

As such, the Police Commissioner revealed that Police ranks throughout the country are on high alert.

“May I warn that anyone found in breach of the law will be dealt with in a condign manner. The Force’s membership throughout the ten (10) Administrative Regions, is on high alert and endeavours to prevent and respond to any eventuality.”

The Guyana Court of Appeal will be delivering its ruling at 15:00hrs Friday on all three of the challenges to the motion.

Meanwhile, the Top Cop also debunked reports in the media that the Guyana Police Force has NOT been renamed the Guyana Police Service.

He explained that the name change was proposed only at the meeting of the Police Reform Change Board (PRCB).

“Such name change will require, among other things, wider consultations and legislative amendments,” Police Commissioner James said.

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