‘D’ Division launches Youth Club in Tuschen

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House mother of S R Kids receives an item from Commander Ian Amsterdam.
House mother of Save R Kids receives an item from Commander Ian Amsterdam.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Police ‘D’ Division [West Demerara/East Bank Essequibo] launched a youth club in the troubled area of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo on Saturday, January 10.

Tuschen has been labeled as one of the high risk areas as it relates to crime. The youth club was launched at the patrol base which the police re-commissioned in August 2014 and is now being used by the Community Policing Group and the Police.

The launching of the club was attended by thirty young people who were given sporting gears as a means of keeping them occupied. Additionally, a donation of sports and school supplies were donated to the ‘Save R Kids’ Children’s’ Home at Cornelia Ida along with the Pharphu Saharan Children Home.

Meanwhile, Ian Amsterdam concluded his community related activities as ‘D’ Division Commander ahead of assuming the post of Traffic Chief.

At the weekend, the commander witnessed the conclusion of the first ever Derrick Josiah Memorial Football Tournament which saw the Fruta Conquerors emerging as the winners of the competition and the rights to brag for one year.

Commander Amsterdam and other police ranks pose with the children of the newly formed Tuschen/CPG youth group
Commander Amsterdam and other police ranks pose with the children of the newly formed Tuschen/CPG youth group

The Winning Trophy was donated by businessman Shabadeen Hack who has been partnering with the police on a number of their community related projects and initiatives.

The trophy for the best goal keeper was donated and presented by Amsterdam himself while the Commander’s Trophy was presented to the Slingerz Captain by the wife of Former Assistant Commissioner of Police Derrick Josiah. [Leroy Smith]

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