The Guyana Police Force (GPF) is informing members of the public of its policy, that is; police ranks in plain clothes and in unmarked vehicles are not authorised to stop motorists except when they are performing duties on the roadway in front of a Police Station.
In a media release issued this morning, the GPF also said that traffic ranks are not authorised to stop motorists for routine checks of documents. They should only do so if an offence is committed in their view or where there is reasonable suspicion.
The Law permits police ranks to stop and search a motor vehicle based on reasonable suspicion or if they witness an offence being committed.
The GPF came under severe fire recently from various sections of the public over the manner in which some of its officers are carrying their functions.