GPF restates policy on expected behaviour of ranks…officers in plain clothes, unmarked vehicles not authorised to stop motorists

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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.

policeIn 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.

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  1. The Police Force will always find a violation for you so you can bribe them. Some ranks even demand how much they want, or they will charge you for things you didn’t do. The widespread view is that normal traffic ranks have to make enough for him and his superior.

  2. GPF restates policy on expected behaviour of ranks…officers in plain clothes, unmarked vehicles not authorised to stop motorists
    Well I have bad news for all those who are opposed to PNC.
    Once you are in opposition to PNC you are deemed a suspect and you will be stopped you will be searched – your life will be made most miserable until you cant take it no mo and either kill yourself or run to other shores.
    How will PNC police and army people know you are in opposition to PNC you asked?
    Winstop Felixxx got all the info on every Guyanese
    Winstop Fleexx is minister of passport minister of citizens.

  3. ”The Law permits police ranks to stop and search a motor vehicle based on reasonable suspicion or if they witness an offence being committed”.
    That law places the power in the hands of the police. Who can question a policeman/woman if he/she has ”reasonable suspicion” about a particular driver? Witnessing an offence is something completely different. But having reasonable suspicion can be opened to abuse by ROGUE COPS or if a particular police man/woman has a personal grouse against a motorist.

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