Police response time among priorities –‘A’ Division Commander

Commander of 'A' Division, Clifton Hicken.

By Leroy Smith

[www.inewsguyana.com] – As part of the reform process and efforts to build the confidence of the public in the Guyana Police Force, the issue of timely response to tip-offs, leads and other information shared with the police by the public is being addressed.

HickenThis was reiterated by A Division commander Clifton Hicken, who was at the time addressing the business community of central Georgetown at the A Division Headquarters in Georgetown on Wednesday afternoon [May 21].

Hicken told the gathering that the issue of police response to crime scenes and calls from members of the public has its challenges given the human and material resources all of which are being addressed to effectively overcome the bugbear.

The meeting focused mainly on the security posture of the business community and they were encouraged to strengthen their physical infrastructure. Hicken also pointed to the issue of the police supporting the efforts of the business but everything needs to be done in a coordinated approach.

The meeting was the second of its kind with the first being held last month; the next meeting is scheduled for June 23.

The deliberations from the meetings are recorded and forwarded to the office of the Commissioner of Police and senior ranks of the force would at some point review the suggestion, concerns and issues raised by the members of the public.



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