Police focused on enhancing public trust; curbing excesses – Top Cop

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By Kurt Campbell

inspection[www.inewsguyana.com] – Top Cop (ag) Seelall Persaud says efforts under his stewardship will seek to control excesses by police officers and ranks and multiply the commitment to duty that currently exist.

He was at the time addressing the opening of the Police Officers’ Annual Conference which is being held under the theme: ‘continuing modernization with special focus on developing public trust and capacity building through partnerships.’

According to the Top Cop, over the last 30 years which he has been a part of the Force he has seen all sorts of excesses perpetuated by ranks against the public who they were supposed to serve and protect.

Likewise, he attested to seeing the display of great commitment and dedication by ranks to their duty.

In this regard, Persaud said efforts will be made to curb excesses and multiply commitment in an effort to enhance public trust, adding that there are a host of activities already afoot to ensure same.

He noted that already at all police stations there is a bulletin board which will detail what the public can expect, name and number of Officers in charge, station performance and other human rights information.

He posited that this is most likely to have a positive impact on ensuring accountability.

Persaud pointed out too that efforts will also be made to curb crime and traffic offences adding that a multi-sectoral approach is needed as he urged the participation and support of the private sector, religious groups and governmental and non-governmental organization.Salute

He said attention will also be given to capacity building and the welfare of ranks.

Meanwhile, President Donald Ramotar who was also present at the event pointed out that just as the world is characterized by the change so is the mandate of law enforcement as he urged entities to ensure they adapt to the changes on criminal activities.

He called on all to embrace police reforms as he registered his government’s continued support for the work of the force.

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