Twenty three graduate from CID course


By Leroy Smith

Crime Chief, Wendel Blanhum (left) and the best graduating student. [iNews' Photo]
Crime Chief, Wendel Blanhum (left) and the best graduating student. [iNews’ Photo]
[] – Crime Chief, Wendel Blanhum has made it clear to a group of new entrance to the Crime Scene arm of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) that what is seen on television is not what obtains in real case scenario.

He reiterated his point during the graduation ceremony of 23 investigators on Friday, August 21. It was against that backdrop the Chief Crime told the group that they need not rush through crime scenes but instead spend quality time at each scene and ensure that everything that needs to be done is done.

He also cautioned that failure to do so will bring the Guyana Police Force into disrepute. Evidence collection, examination and preservation are among the areas crime scene investigators need to pay attention to, pointing out the impact sloppy work has on the outcome of court cases.

Meanwhile, Force Training Officer Senior Superintendent Paul Williams reminded the ranks of how critical training and the CID department is to the police force and its success.DSCF9538

He however stressed that the police force can provide all the resources needed to ranks and provide all the necessary training but if they fail to grasp same, then the process becomes a total failure.

In the course overview, Sergeant Nedd spoke of the dedication of the ranks that were part of the training, which ranged from photography, lifting of fingerprints and general crime scene investigation. Each of the subject areas were taught for a period of two weeks.

Over all, the best graduating students were listed as TSU rank Marlon Hannibal and Ray Marcurius of the CID headquarters with 95 and 94 percent respectively.



  1. hi CAR i am the guy collecting the trophy in the red shirt Ray Marcurius given your comment i think u cant compare in IQ to none of the guys in the course i have a BSc Degree and they are others on the course with qualifications. if your iQ was up to scratch you would have known better.

  2. What a foul mouthed, uncouth poster! Stooping to the lowest of low. . Shame! Shame! Shame!
    But he/she doesn’t have any. EE blasted rude and bare face!

  3. You are suffering from loss of power,,I feel your pain,but the next election you have your chance,many of you are still in SHOCK. What you should do is take a hour and go help your COP,Seelall and see how much you can reduce the crime rate.your next blog might exite the readers,tell us how many arrest you made,,,join the fight,you did nothing for the PPP do it for the new government,kill two birds with one stone,help your baboos

  4. Ask Granger why he refused to accept Mr Seelall’s nomination for of Commissioner of Police. He is acting because is non- African. Carl Singh is acting. Justice Ian Chang is acting. They are all non-African. They have been acting for so long that they all deserve the highest awards in acting -Grammy awards -something equivalent to those actors of Hollywood. Granger refused to accept the appointments making all manner of excuses. The only one he accepted on the recommendation of the PPPC president was Leroy Brummel without any hesitation. WHY? Obviously. He is of African descent.

  5. I stand by my comments and would not stoop to your garbage response which definitely struck a raw nerve. It clearly shows who is the racist. I will respect everyone as an individual without resorting to racist rants or name calling even if I disagree with them. I posted my comments which are based on verifiable FACTS and not fiction. Seems you cannot stand to digest the truth and consequently flew into a rage after reading my comments. The GPF is INSTITUTIONALLY RACIST. Opportunities do not exist for every ethnic group to get promoted.Whenever there are promotions, just a token of non Africans are awarded. I know this as an historical WRONG since the pre-independence period and continues to present day. I HAD two nephews with, in excess of five GCE ‘O’ levels who joined the police force in the mid 70’s. The insurmountable barriers they faced when it was time for promotion caused them to leave. I know personally many who have left the force for similar reasons and are now part of the diaspora. It is now as clear as day that this current administration is purging one ethnic group from government institutions left, right and center. May God help Guyana. PNC dictatorship has returned with a vengeance.

  6. Mahjackass the death squad was run directed by the Piss popet party,Roger Khan was the puppy and the bIG DOG was BARRAT,,you and DICK Dos BD&very D,,,

  7. Whatever the reasons are for the racial imbalance, it must be identified and corrected. Same with the entire public service.

  8. You are a jackass – can you please state when persons from other ethnic groups applied, completed the requirements and was turned away by the GPF.

  9. This is such an asinine statement. I was once a member of the Guyana Police Force and during my time several attempts were made to recruit Indo-Guyanese as per the recommendations Sir Richard Catling. Indo Guyanese enlistment had a very short shelf life, probably 5 or 6 years. However, at this point and time the commissioner and his deputy are both Indo-Guyanese, so what the heck do you want?

  10. True, Dax. What are they going to do with the ones Sean Hinds fingered in the Death Squad, who were giving him orders?

  11. You racist Jacjass,in 92 the call for you and your baboo brothers and sisters to join fell on drunk ears and very scared parents,its evident only one ethnic group is willing to serve,some by choice and some by ?? . Shawn Hinds is a perfect example,freedom house could have hired a Bachuss,or a Singh,or a lall,Roger Khan dogs were all one Ethnic set of puppies,,how many of you were issued with AR 15,9mm,40 caliber and what you do with these guns !,,nothing,you see your ethnic group falling pray to crome daily and you do nothing,,the guns ate a reflection of your life Just another thing you can Boast, about diring your drunking gaff,,the COP is WHO,,for 23 years how many of you join??

  12. It is always commendable that whenever you look at someone, you must see another human being instead of his/her ethnic background. But that’s idealism. In the guyana context, that’s an impossibility. The GPF is so packed with one ethnic group that it is almost impossible to rebalance the make up of the force unless you start mass, forced redundancy or dismissals. That’s not going to happen. It seems that those who are responsible for recruitment into the GPF, are deliberately selecting those from one ethnic group to the disadvantage of all the others. One casual look at that picture of the graduates from the CID course would reveal what many observers talk about; the imbalance and opportunities for other ethnic group continues unabated.


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