Police ranks charged with serious offences will be fired

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police[www.inewsguyana.com] – Commissioner of Police, Seelall Persaud says that police ranks who are charged and placed before the courts for serious offences will be fired with immediate effect, therefore not being able to received half their salaries.

The rank will also have to pay a lawyer off their own money. The Commissioner made the revelation while addressing police ranks and members of the public at the Guyana Police Force Awards ceremony.

“Simultaneously with going to court, you are losing the job. It is not a half salary any longer and the other half of the cash in 5-6 years after. It means that you immediately have to look for another job, to pay your lawyers and everybody else,” he warned.

The approach is being adopted by the Force as one of its measures to ensure that police ranks are not given the best of both worlds when they would have breached the confidence and trust of the public.

The police force is also looking to roll out several other measures to discourage ranks from getting involved in activities that brings the Force into disrepute.

As such, the Police Commissioner advised the ranks of the move to revamp the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) to make it more effective in targeting different types of unprofessional behaviour in the force.

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. Yes me paglee indeed but if that is the case as you predicted, we gon ask Ramjattan to administer the polygraph test to all dem ”top echelon you referred to and see who is King Liar or Liar de Lion.

  2. “The GPF should get to those who are the big fish, the main supply chain in the system. Get to the root and pluck it out and the rest to the chain will eventually die.”

    Like you paglee. Following that advice might mean off with heads from within the top echelon of the army and police.

  3. ” police ranks who are charged and placed before the courts for serious offences will be fired with immediate effect,” Seelall Persaud.
    Mr Seelall, aren’t they going to be considered innocent until proven guilty as charged through the normal recourse to the court of law?
    Who will fire them? Will you as head of the GPF?
    Isn’t there a judicial body responsible for this sort of issues including appointments and promotions?
    Nevertheless, it has long been established that there are some ”rogue cops” within the GPF and they needed to be identified and sacked through the correct procedure.
    Travelling through the rural communities, there is talk, openly about (1)”cops” colluding with small time drugs pushers selling ”weed” and in some cases cocaine. They look forward for a ”cut” by turning a ”blind eye”.
    (2). Cops getting the ”stuff” and having these small time pushers to do the selling and the latter get their cut.
    The GPF should get to those who are the big fish, the main supply chain in the system. Get to the root and pluck it out and the rest to the chain will eventually die.

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