Top Cop tells Commanders to get their divisions in order by Monday

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Newly appointed Commissioner of Police (ag) Clifton Hicken has implored all 12 Police Commanders to “put your houses in order” by Monday, April 11.

This instruction was given at an Executive Leadership Team (ELT) meeting held on Wednesday in the boardroom of the Police Officers’ Training Centre, Eve Leary, Georgetown.

“Commanders, you are accountable for the officers and ranks under your command. I don’t want you to micro-manage but you must have a hands-on and effective approach to managing your respective divisions,” the Top Cop is quoted as saying in a press release issued by the Police Force.

Some of the Commanders at the meeting (Photo: Guyana Police Force)

The Top Cop charged the commanders to work together and share and learn from each other’s experiences.

“We don’t want a half-balanced Police Force. We want all the commanders to be doing the same thing across the spectrum,” the Police Commissioner said.

Some of the Commanders at the meeting (Photo: Guyana Police Force)

He also advised the commanders to “do introspection” and, where necessary, change their mode of operation in terms of how they manage the officers under their command.

According to the release, the Top Cop was keen to note that there will be no room for compromise when it comes to professionalism and accountability in the discharge of their duties as senior members of the force.

Some of the Commanders at the meeting (Photo: Guyana Police Force)

The commanders were also urged to work more closely with the communities in their divisions.

“It is mandatory that you interact with the communities more often now than ever,” the Top Cop said.

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