By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Police in “D” Division have taken its community policing to another level by engaging businesses in an effort to secure jobs for young people, especially men who are unemployed.
The young people will be afforded stipends from the companies which they are attached to and at the end of their contract, if there are vacancies, they will be able to become permanent employees.
In most cases, the young men are exposed to new skills and many of them are either school drop outs or persons who have completed some level of schooling but find it hard to secure jobs.
The initiative is receiving the push directly from Commander Marlon Chapman and his deputy, Steven Mansell who are being supported by the Force headquarters in Georgetown and other ranks of the division.
On Friday, April 03, the police in that division are expected to engage a total of 75 young people for some eight communities. The initiative is under the division’s C-PETS program which was launched last year by Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud and then Divisional Commander, Ian Amsterdam who now serves as the country’s Traffic Chief.