Unacceptable that Police ranks still using handwritten statements – AG Nandlall


Police Stations across Guyana are being modernised and with new equipment, including computers and printers invested in, Attorney General, Anil Nandlall SC, does not believe it is acceptable that Police ranks continue to use handwritten statements.

“This is 2024 and when we speak about transformation and transforming this country, we are not speaking the words only.

“In this transforming country, we can’t have handwritten statements anymore,” Nandlall said at an event on Wednesday.

Attorney General Anil Nandlall SC speaking at the event (Photo: Attorney General’s Chambers/ January 17, 2023)

According to him, the government has been providing adequate equipment to the Guyana Police Force and it is willing to provide more as requested.

He, however, lamented the continued use of handwritten statements in criminal trials.

So the Attorney General made a public appeal for the Commissioner of Police (ag) Clifton Hicken to ensure that ranks no longer take those handwritten statements and instead use the electronic devices provided.

Beyond these comments, the Attorney General outlined some of the ventures the government is investing in to guarantee that more systems are digitised and/or made completely paperless.

One such venture is the e-ticketing project for traffic offences. Nandlall said the government is working with the magistracy to roll out the project.

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