Although the year 2015 had brought its own challenges to the Guyana Police Force (GPF) the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) operations last year coupled with the GPF’s Social Crime Prevention Programme had ‘served to reduce fear of crime’ in the country.
This is according to Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud who at the recently held Police Officers’ Annual Conference stated that the Force was able to make a number of significant successful strides in 2015 and as such this year is looked forward to with ‘great optimism’.
He posited that it was through the cultivation of ‘strong partnerships’ that the GPF was better able to serve communities in need, thereby increasing public safety and public trust.
Meanwhile, Head of State, David Granger noted that he was very proud of the work that the GPF has been doing in 2016 thus far as he congratulated the Force on its ability to solve crimes more quickly than before as well as the changes that it has embarked upon.
He declared that his Government is fully committed to providing the GPF with what it needs to keep Guyana safe, including the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), to ensure that investigations are not interrupted or delayed.