‘Don’t be corrupt’ – Region 6 Best Cop tells colleagues

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Securing the Best Cop award for Regional Police Division Six is 27-year-old Kortberaadt, East Bank Berbice-bred Constable Courtney Sampson.

Sampson, who joined the Guyana Police Force seven years ago and is stationed at the Central Police Station in New Amsterdam, was elated as he made his way to receive his award at the Regional Award Ceremony on Thursday.

The young policeman, during an interview with the media, credited his success to hard work and dedication to the job.

However, as joy consumed him over his achievement, he advised his colleagues and those interested in joining the Force to “be dedicated, work hard, don’t be corrupt and try to please the public.”

He related that he joined the Force because of his interest in solving crimes.

“Don’t let anything out there fill your eye. Whatever you are working for, you should be accepting because when you join the work you know that this is the salary and you know that this is what you working for.

“You have to be contented and once you work hard people out there are going to appreciate your work,” he added.

Assistant Commissioner Calvin Brutus handed over the award for first runner-up to Corporal Poliah, a police prosecutor.

Sampson was instrumental in the arrest of several wanted persons, drug busts and eradication exercises throughout Berbice.

He joined the Force in 2015 and trained at the Felix Austin Police College. He was inducted into the Criminal Investigations Department in 2017 and went on to acquire Cyber Crime Digital and Forensic Certificates from the Board of Industrial Training.

Commissioner of Police (ag) Clifton Hicken handed over the award to Sampson while Assistant Commissioner Calvin Brutus handed over the award for first runner-up to Corporal Poliah, a police prosecutor.

Several other ranks were also awarded on Thursday.

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