By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Police Force today displayed its best through the streets of Georgetown as the Force marked its 175th anniversary.
Led by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Brian Joseph, the police put on show for the public with their best march, salutes, sniffer dogs, Steel Pan sounds motorcycles and armory.
While the spectacular event did not attract a sizable crowd when compared to previous years, the ranks on patrol performed exceptionally.
Among the departments taking part in the parade were the Tactical Service Unit, Traffic Ranks, CID Ranks, Immigration, Mounted Branch, Scouts Association, Community Policing Groups and cadet ranks among others.
Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee; Permanent Secretary, Angela Johnson and Commissioner of Police Seelall Persaud received the salute in front of the Home Affairs Ministry on Brickdam.
As the parade moved through the streets and back to its starting point on Young Street, Commissioner Seelall Persaud and all his Assistant Commissioners and Divisional Commanders took the salute from officers and ranks on patrol.
At the end of the parade, various groups were rewarded with cash and trophies for their performance on the road. However, the top three judging points were for the best Female performers, best male performers and an overall winner of the entire Parade.
The award for best female performers went to the Immigration Department, while the best male performers went to the TSU 1 Unit which surprisingly also coveted the overall best performance price for their route march.