By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Police Force today (Friday June 27), held a passing out parade for 161 ranks who have been in force training for the past six months.
The passing out parade was held at the Police Headquarters Drill Square Eve Leary under the eyes of senior police officers, friends and relatives of the ranks who would have successfully completed their training courses.
The parade was held for participants who were part of the Probationers’ Final Training course 1, Conversion Course 1 and Recruit Course 28 ‘B’ 515 and 316. The participants were exposed to several key stakeholders who deliberated on issues relevant to policing.
Among the issues were effective delivery of services, police communication, roles and expectation of police officers, treatment of members of the public and other key aspects of policing. The participants also examined the controversial Colwyn Harding case.
There was also emphasis for ranks to understand the need to serve the force with dedication and less force against the public.
In his address Commissioner of Police (ag) Seelall Persaud reminded the officer that their life as police officers begin now, being officially transferred from civilians to police officers. He commended them for their sacrifice and successful completion of rigid six months training.
“How you carry yourself and how you carry out your responsibilities reflect on your family the Guyana Police Force and your communities that you will serve and protect” he added
The expectations from the members of the public will be very high, the top cop warned while expressing optimism that the new officers will fulfill those expectations and carry out policing without personal interests.
The best graduating students of the various courses were publically acknowledged while the runners up would be receiving their gratitude’s along the way.