Commissioner urges 86 new Police recruits to work with communities
Commissioner of Police, Leslie James has urged the latest batch of Police recruits who graduated Friday from the Felix Austin Police Training College to cooperate with the members of the community that they will be serving in.
A total of 86 new recruits became law enforcement officers to serve in the Police Force. The ceremony began with a parade by the recruits at the Tactical Services Unit Square, Eve Leary Georgetown.
The ceremony concluded eight months of rigorous training, however, it was noted that the recruits were also involved in extracurricular activities such as football, cricket and swimming.
The Police Commissioner delivered the feature address and congratulated the recruits on successfully completing the training programme.
“You have withstood and endured the physical and mental fatigue that was meted out to you during the past months while undergoing your initial stint in becoming policemen in this noble organisation,” the Commissioner said.
The recruits are now equipped with knowledge of the laws of Guyana along with the procedures and guidelines when conducting investigations.
They will be placed in various communities across the divisions.
The Commissioner encouraged that they remember their training and execute their duties with integrity as citizens expect nothing but professionalism.
“You will be called upon and you are duty-bound to protect our citizens from harm, to protect their properties from being damaged. You have been selected and are now being posted as men in blue, the guardian angels within our ten regional police divisions.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner mentioned that the Police Force is currently engaged in a strategic development reformation plan which aims to enhance professional development and service delivery in keeping with international practices.