Community Policing Groups begin communication training

Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee

[] – Community Policing Groups (CPGs) yesterday began training in communication at which event the participants were made aware of how it could be done effectively.

Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee
Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee

Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee emphasized that communication is important where people see the system is wrong. He pointed out that earlier in the day, at the event which began Prison Service Week, he was told by prisoners that the system is wrong.

It was for this reason he pointed out the importance of communication, which should be done carefully, and skillfully and tolerance exercised.

Minister Rohee explained that there was a need to communicate to prisoners how the system works and their role in it.

“Communication is extremely important in every facet of life,” the Minister stated,. This was especially so in the areas of law enforcement, the justice system and community policing. He pointed out that being agents of the community working in the community, members of CPGs had the important role of communicating messages to the people of their communities.

He emphasised that this was especially so regarding activities organised by CPGs which provide the means of communicating with members of the community. The messages passed on during these events would provide information to them which is needed, while at the same time answering their questions.

“That is why the personal touch is important…personally communicating something by way of conversation…is much more powerful…” the Minister declared. Observing that the word ‘Police’ provides a ‘hard’ image, he added that there are other parts of the organisation which should be highlighted. “The whole idea is to make the ranks of Community Policing grow…” he said, adding that communication would help in this regard.

Kwame McCoy, Head of the Press and Publicity Unit of the Office of the President was the facilitator of the training workshop. McCoy explained the need for and ways of communicating to others who need information.

[Extracted and modified from GINA]



  1. give those community toy guns to shoot it out with bandits with ak47 and high power matter what rohee does terrorists will enter certain villages and enter the homes and business place of certain people and beat them and rob them and in some cases rape and kill them..the community people are sitting ducks waiting their turn to be next victim and all rohee do is talk talk talk a bunch of trash talk..imagine this..50 people live in one street..of the 50 -30 are fully trained and fully armed with high power weapons..does rohee think bandits entering that street to invade one home or one business? bandits are gutsy yes to do what they do best but bandits are not that stupid to risk their lives entering a street like that..rohee does not get it and will never get it..police?? call police? where is rohee head at..the police are some of the biggest criminals in guyana..rohee knows it too well but rohee does not have to worry that bandits coming after him does he


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