[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Mibicuri Black Bush Polder Police Station is expected to undergo major renovations before the year is out.
The announcement was made during a community outreach held by the Guyana Police Force at the Black Bush Polder secondary school by commander of ‘B’ division, Christopher Griffith.
The community outreach was organized to bridge the gap between the Police Force and the communities in the polder. During a question and answer segment, a resident of Yakasari questioned why no interest is being given to the police station in Black Bush Polder.
The resident stated that the condition of the station is inhumane and man power is limited.
“Black Bush is a big area with millions of dollars and sometimes when you call the station only one policeman is there,” the concerned resident said.
Residents also raised concerns over the fact that the police station does not have a vehicle to respond to criminal activities.
“Sometimes you call the police and they say you have to come to the station and make the report. Black Bush is a big place; you can’t walk easily and go to the station. You would have to take a car and pay $3000-$5000 just to go to the station… Let us have a vehicle and not a horse as some suggested,” one resident said with support from his fellow villagers.
“I know you said Black Bush is stable where it concerns criminal activities but let us put things in place before anything happen… I am pleading with you,” the resident further noted.
However, Assistant Commissioner, Balram Persaud told the gathering there is a 13% decline in criminal activities in the community as compared to last year.
Meanwhile, in responding to the issues raised by the resident, Commander Griffith said before the year is out, the Police Station would be upgraded with vehicles to aid in the fight against crime. Griffith also stated that the Force would be beefing up the manpower as early as Monday at the police station.