By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] –Acting Traffic Chief, Dion Moore is sending a strong message to ranks from the Traffic Department of the Guyana Police Force to conduct themselves in a professional manner or face the consequences of improper behaviour.
Moore, in a recent interview with iNews, indicated that any report of improper behaviour or practices by traffic ranks during the execution of their duties will be investigated swiftly and thoroughly.
The Traffic Chief emphasised that one of his major concerns is the manner in which traffic officers interact with road users on a daily basis.
He said traffic ranks should treat all persons in the same manner of respect regardless of whether that person wears a jacket and tie or casual clothing.
He said that he is not unaware of the practice by some ranks in how they address minibus drivers and taxi drivers and called for professionalism in that regard as he stressed that the selective courtesy must be a thing of the past.
Moore also noted that the Police Force does have a system to monitor the breaching of traffic lights, explaining that CCTV cameras mounted at the junctions are not under constant monitoring.