By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – As a result of the increase in crime facing residents of Berbice, especially in the Corentyne area, Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan has revealed that Joint Special Operations Group, inclusive of Army and Police personnel, has been deployed in the region.
He also noted that members from the SWAT Team and the Special Crime Unit from the ‘A’ Division were also deployed as part of measures to arrest the crime situation.
“So we have three Bodies of about 12 or 15 men, that’s about 45 more men that have strengthen the Berbice and we’re also getting lots more senior Detective work there so it is not simply doing the patrols but doing the Detective work and that quality Detective work is paying off,” Ramjattan told a post cabinet media briefing on Friday, August 28.
He urged members of the Police Force to be professional and to invest in self training.
“I’m pleading with policemen…with the training we’re giving…they must also do a piece of inwards stretching so that they can outwardly reach. They have to do their own self learning.”
As a result of the crime situation, residents of #45 Village had staged a protest action, blocking roads and burning debris, calling on the APNU+AFC government to effectively tackle the issue.