Senior Superintendent admitted to the Bar

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Senior Superintendent, Edmond Emanuel Cooper, was admitted to the Bar on Tuesday at the Georgetown High Court, in the presence of senior officers of the Guyana Police Force and members of his family.

He was admitted before Chief Justice (ag), Roxane George, while his petition was submitted by attorneys Ronald Burch-Smith and Mark Waldron.

“Mr Cooper came from humble beginnings in the village of Nurney, East Berbice, Corentyne. Mr Cooper joined the Guyana Police Force on September 14, 1992, as an apprentice and was subsequently sworn as a Police Constable on April 30, 1993, after which he started his career as a General Duty rank at the Springlands Police Station. Following his first posting, Mr Cooper subsequently continued his career as a Police Prosecutor for 14 years and then went on to hold several appointments within the Force during his tenure,” a release from the Police Headquarters noted.

Senior Superintendent, Edmond Emanuel Cooper (third from left); Chief Justice (ag), Roxane George (second left); Attorneys Ronald Burch-Smith (right) and Mark Waldron (left) along with members of Mr Cooper’s family (Photo: Guyana Police Force)

According to the release, Mr Cooper is the holder a Bachelors of Law from the University of Guyana; an International Diploma in Leadership Studies from the American University of Peace Studies; a Diploma in Private Investigation from Penn Foster College, USA; a Diploma in Public Safety and Security Management from the University of Guyana; a Certificate in Criminology from the University of Guyana; a Diploma in Legal Studies; a Masters of Arts Legal Studies Major in Criminology; Industrial Relation and Sociology; and a Legal Education Certificate (LEC) from the Hugh Wooding Law School.

Mr Cooper is presently pursuing a PHD in terrorism and counter-terrorism at Charisma University, Turks and Caicos.

“The Commissioner of Police (ag) Mr. Nigel Hoppie, DSM on behalf of the Guyana Police Force wishes once again to congratulate Senior Superintendent Mr. Edmond Cooper on his achievement and wishes him well in his current and future pursuits,” the statement concluded.

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