[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.