By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Senior Superintendent, Wendell Blanhum has been elevated to the post of Crime Chief of the Guyana Police Force while his former boss Leslie James now serves in the Office of the Commissioner of Police under the David Granger led administration.
Other changes likely to take place will be the shifting of Commanders in C, D and E Divisions – Christopher Griffith, Marlon Chapman and Calvin Brutus respectively while some changes are also expected to take place at the Traffic Headquarters.
Blanhum has been serving the Guyana Police Force for the past sixteen years and quickly moved through the ranks with his latest promotion being that of a Senior Superintendent at the recent end of year promotions within the force.
Before serving as the second in Charge of the Criminal Investigation Department, Blanhum was also exposed to several training programs both locally and overseas including Crime Prevention Policing, Organized Crimes for the Americas, Policing and Management, Intelligence led policing, Organized Crimes, Law enforcement leadership and with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to name a few.
The new Crime Chief also holds a degree in public management where he graduated with credits, post graduate diploma in development studies as well as Commonwealth Masters in Public Administration which he is expected to be graduating from this August.
Blanhum also served as the Divisional Detective in the Police “A” and “C” Divisions where he also spearheaded several high profile investigations.