Sergeant Hanover is Police Force’s best cop
A total of 2,600 ranks from the Guyana Police Force including Community Policing Officers, Rural Constables and Joint Services Ranks received awards at the Force’s Annual Awards ceremony which was held on Wednesday at Eve Leary in Georgetown.
The ceremony serves to recognize the good performance of ranks and also as motivation to execute their duties with the highest standard. Approximately $21.3 million was distributed in trophies and incentives to the officers at the ceremony.
The best overall cop for 2019 is Sergeant Gladwin Hanover who is stationed at the Police Training College on the Essequibo Coast.
The runner up best cop is Assistant Superintendent E. Baird from B division.
Sergeant Hanover trains Police Officers and spearheads a number of community services. He said he was honoured to have been recognized for his hard work.
In his six years, he trained over 2,000 persons in computer repairs and maintenance and also formed seven youth groups within four months with more than 30 persons in each group.
“I train Policemen and prepare them for the role and also I am in charge of the Richard Faikal College Computer Centre where the Guyana Police Force is offering services to the community by way of computer classes,” Hanover told the News Room.
Sergeant Hanover was awarded two trophies, $250 000 cash, a weekend at the Arrowpoint Nature Resort inclusive of a trip to the Kaieteur Falls and dinner at the Roraima Duke Lodge.
Sergeant Hanover is also the best cop for Region Two.
“I apply the Ds to myself that is: determination, dedication and discipline. With those three Ds you cannot go wrong in the Guyana Police Force,” Hanover said.
Meanwhile, community policing groups across the country were presented with commendations for their contributions.
In crime fighting and prosecution, ranks involved in the successful prosecution and arrest of persons in a robbery in Kumaka Water Front Region One were awarded $95 000; ranks in Region Two who responded to the robbery where a teenager was shot in the head were awarded $50,000 each.
Ranks in Region Three who arrested persons for guns, ammunition and suspected cannabis during cordon searches and intelligence-led operations were awarded $60,000, $40,000 and $80,000.
Woman Constable Crandon Primo in Region Four was awarded $25,000 for recognizing and aiding in the arrest of a Canada-based Guyanese, who is on INTERPOL’S wanted list for attempted murder and several other crimes.
Other ranks were awarded cash incentives for the successful arrest and prosecution of persons caught with illegal guns and ammunition, suspected cannabis and fraud.
Five Joint Services ranks were also presented with $40,000 and $25,000 for their contributions to the force.
The Sportsman and woman of the year were also presented with trophies, while the best cops for each of the divisions were also recognized.