The Guyana Police Force (GPF) is in the process of revamping and modernising its resources in an effort to improve service delivery in keeping with the global standards of law enforcement.
Commissioner of Police, Clifton Hicken during the recently concluded Police Officers’ Conference said the force is aiming to establish an aviation unit.
This, he said will bring the GPF on par with its counterparts within the region and internationally.
Additionally, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Calvin Brutus noted that two police officers completed a pilot training programme in the United States and other members are pursuing degrees in aeronautical engineering at the Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School, at Ogle, East Coast Demerara.
DECENTRALISING THE POLICE FORCE
Hicken said police stations across the country are undergoing continuous rehabilitation and reconstruction.
“The continuous reconstruction and rehabilitation that is taking place at the police stations will see them now equipped with all the modern amenities to meet international best practices, with safe ID parade rooms, ramps for persons living with disabilities, and child friendly,” Hicken noted.
According to the Police Commissioner, critical police departments are being decentralised in an effort to make all the regions self-sufficient.