7 Police Officers awarded 5-year scholarships to study in Russia


The Guyana Police Force (GPF) has secured another landmark scholarships for seven of its officers, ranging from Assistant Superintendent to Corporal, who are nominated to go to Russia on a five-year scholarship. The programs are comprehensive and contained numerous law enforcement related courses such as Legal Enforcement of National and Border Security, Jurisprudence, Psychology, and Criminal Justice System, just to name a few; and which are all degree programs.

According to a release from the GPF, on Thursday October 3, 2018, Russian Ambassador Alexander Kurmaz and counterpart met at the local Police Headquarters in the Commissioner’s Conference Room with Commissioner Leslie James DSS., Deputy Commissioner ‘Administration’ Paul Williams DSM., Deputy Commissioner ‘Operations ‘Maxine Graham DSM., Head Strategic Planning Unit (SPU), Senior Superintendent Royston Andries-Junor and the seven participants who have been nominated for the scholarships.

During the engagement, logistics and other pertinent matters surrounding the programs and the ranks’ welfare during their stay in Russia, were discussed.

The ranks were fully involved in the entire engagement and were able to get clarity on some very pertinent issues.

Deputy Commissioner ‘Law Enforcement’, Lyndon Alves was also present at the meeting.

“The Guyana Police Force (GPF) is very proud and happy for these initiatives which will contribute to its reform and capacity building.

“The Force’s Administration expresses its gratitude to the Governments of Guyana and Russia for their bilateral relationships which created the opportunity for the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to benefit”, the GPF stated.

This is not the first scholarship being offered to members of the GPF by the Russian Government, but it is the first of a combination of academic studies with such a larger batch of ranks being nominated.

The ranks are due to depart Guyana soon, the GPF said.










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