Police Force withdraws support for Police Wives’ Association

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Commissioner of Police (ag), Seelall Persaud
Commissioner of Police (ag), Seelall Persaud

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Police Force says it has withdrawn its support from the Police Wives’ Association (PWA) because of its breach of the association’s constitution. However, the force will continue a number of other initiatives with the PWA.

According to a statement issued by the Force in response to reports that the PWA was locked out of their meeting room, a review was done by the Force to ensure the PWA was operating within the revised constitution.

The statement noted that the PWA consists of executive members who are not the wives of serving, retired or deceased members of the Police Force with the exception of a Police Sergeant who is the Treasurer, and another who is the wife of a serving officer.

According to the statement, following the demitting of Office by former Police Commissioner, Leroy Brumell, there were some issues regarding the Patron and Ex-Officio Officer of the Association. These issues have caused the Guyana Police Force to review its participation with the Police Wives’ Association.

The Force noted that the Association has not contributed anything tangible with regards to the Police Day Care Centre nor the serving husbands within the Police Force and similarly it has not done anything tangible regarding any of its objectives.

Consultations with the Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security have revealed that the Association has not met its legal requirements under the Act since 2007, as audited financial statements have not been submitted.

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