Top Cop promises professional, democratic Police Force


Seelall Persaud takes his oath as Police Commissioner. [Sandra Prince Photo]
By Leroy Smith

[] – Newly confirmed Commissioner of Police, Seelall Persaud has promised the Guyanese society that for the remainder of his service, he would be working to deliver a Guyana Police Force which is professional and embraces the values of democracy.

Persaud was confirmed in his position on Tuesday, March 19 by President Donald Ramotar. The Commissioner of Police told the gathering that his confirmation is marked by humility and a great sense of gratitude while pointing out that the career of being a policeman has been a long journey and arduous.

Nevertheless, he stated that the challenges provided opportunities which he enjoyed since those were filled with excitement and rewards.

He expressed his appreciation for the support he received from his family, friends, Divisional Commanders, other senior ranks and the government for the confidence shown in him.

The event was also attended by the members of the judiciary, Government Ministers, family members and all Police Divisional Commanders.

President Ramotar in his very brief address wished Persaud the best and promised the full support of the government in the discharge of his constitutional duties.

Persaud has served the Police Force for the past 31 years but was especially recognized for his work at the narcotics branch where he served as the head of that department.

Subsequently he was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) which he also served for a number of years before being named the Crime Chief prior to his appointment as acting Police Commissioner.