Home Affairs Minister orders transfer of ranks from Number 51 Police Station

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[www.inewsguyana.com] – Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee has ordered that ranks from the Number 51 Police Station be transferred. This is as a result of allegations made by residents in the community that some police officers are criminally linked.

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

The Home Affairs Minister is currently awaiting a report from Police Commissioner, Leroy Brumell on whether any action was taken.

“I spoke to the Commissioner drawing to him my concerns on the matter and I made one recommendation to him and that recommendation was that I wanted a total change of guard at the Number 51 Police Station,” Rohee told reporters.

Residents at Number 48 Village blocked the Corentyne Public Road on Sunday night (January 26) protesting against the sloppy response of a police mobile patrol to a robbery.

Rohee admitted that citizens’ confidence in the Police Force continues to decline, however he expressed his dissatisfaction with members of the public forming vigilante grounds.

In this regard, he is urging persons to participate in Community Policing Groups.

“People will react in this way so long as they lose and continue to lose public confidence in the police. It’s a battle that they have to win back. That’s a police battle,” Rohee said.

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