By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Police Inspector Jermaine Johnson who is attached to the Information Technology Department of the Guyana Police Force was this morning awarded the Guyana Police Force Best Cop for 2014. He is stationed at the Force Headquarters in Eve Leary.
Inspector Johnson, who joined the Guyana Police Force as a Constable at the age of 18 in 1992 worked his way up serving first in the Communications Department of the Force and later transferred to the IT section in 2008.
He is responsible for the border management system, automatic finger printing system, advanced information system, local network and the technical programing of the force’s radio system.
He received his certification in Information Technology from Russia, Trinidad and other internationally recognized institutions.
Johnson was also rewarded a $150,000 for the Best Divisional Cop and an additional $250,000 for his achievement of overall best cop for 2014.
Private Sector Commission member, Gerry Gouveia rewarded the Cop with a trophy and a trip for two to either Aruba or the United States of America.
Meanwhile, Cadet Officer Jermaine Dufu of the Police B Division achieved the second runner up for Best Cop 2014. He received $200,000, a plaque and an overseas trip.
Dufu has been serving the Force for the past five years. Other ranks were awarded for their exceptional performance in the areas of gun and ammunition seizures, successful convictions, general effective policing and skillful investigations into murders, carjacking and other offences.
The Guyana Police Force has expended $13.5 million in awards and incentives as part of its Annual Awards Ceremony compared to $12.3 million which was handed out in July of this year at the Force Anniversary awards ceremony.