Police promotions placed on hold; Commissioner disappointed

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By Jomo Paul

Commissioner of Police, Seelall Persaud
Commissioner of Police, Seelall Persaud

[www.inewsguyana.com] – After some complaints by Former Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee, the Police Service Commission (PSC) has taken a decision to place the promotion of Police Officers on hold.

This was confirmed by Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud, who at a press conference on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 expressed his disappointment, in the move by the Commission.

According to the Commissioner, he was informed late on Tuesday, December 29, stating the promotions are being placed on hold until February 23, 2016.

The Top Cop was pellucid that this move would definitely affect the moral of the officers since they were already interviewed for the posts and have high hopes.

Persaud said that promotions are always done at the end of the year and the decision plays right into the hands of the Former Home Affairs Minister.

Rohee at a press conference on Monday had stated that promotions should be placed on hold until certain disciplinary matters are complete.

“Little or nothing is known about the number of disciplinary matters that have been before the Police Service Commission for some time now…Several disciplinary matters are before a disciplinary authority headed by former Senior Magistrate Cecil Sullivan,” said Rohee.

Rohee had claimed that one of the persons being investigated was Assistant Police Commissioner David Ramnarine. But Seelall made it clear that Ramnarine is not being investigated that there is no record of any charges being recommended or instituted against him.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Keep quiet Harry, Carvil Duncan is the naughty one behind this. He is thirsty and he needs to change his tampoon.

  2. Weed out the corrupt cops in the force. Too many of them of questionable character. Too many involved in bribery and other crimes.

  3. Not only that Harry, what is more demoralizing than have someone promoted who doesn’t deserve it ?? The COP needs to be in alignment with what is evolving ….

  4. The Public Security Minsister had previously chastised the commission for promoting cops with disciplinary matters….so why is the CoP disappointed now??? chat with the Minister and the gov’t they behind it

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