Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces President Irfaan Ali announced on Thursday morning that a regional police academy is on the cards for Guyana.
The Head-of-State made the announcement at the Annual Police Officer’s Conference being held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre. President Ali said the government is in discussions with partners in the developing world for the development of the academy.
With plans of developing a ‘smart’ police force, President Ali also revealed that a platform to issue traffic tickets, and identify speeding and other road violations is also being developed.
This system, he explained, must be automatically linked to suspending driver’s licence. President Ali has long touted plans to reform and reposition the Guyana Police Force and other security agencies.
The President also addressed the scourge of driving under the influence and said a system will also be put in place to tackle this issue. He charged the Force’s Communications Unit to establish an educational campaign on this issue.