According to a press statement from the Ministry, the Force’s establishment of 3,410 was in existence since 1977. With this increase, a total of 1,546 Ranks would be added to the Force’s strength.
“This upward adjustment of the strength of the Force has become necessary because of the additional functions that the Police has had to perform over the years.
“Those added responsibilities have resulted in the Force creating additional specialized units,” the statement noted.
“Further, because of the development of new housing areas and the expended economic activities in the interior and other areas in Guyana, the current strength of the Force has been found to be inadequate to man the existing and new Police Stations that are to be constructed.”
According to the Ministry, the follow up administrative procedures that are required to move the process forward are being undertaken.