$65M Police Station commissioned in La Parafaite Harmonie
DPI, Guyana, Friday, September 6, 2019
Minister of Public Security, Hon. Khemraj Ramjattan officially commissioned a $65M Police Station in La Parfaite Harmonie on the West Bank of Demerara.
The modernised police station is outfitted with special rooms that will allow citizens to deal with sensitive matters in confidence. This, Minister Ramjattan noted, will allow the police officers to better serve the residents of the community.
“We want to ensure that we make these police stations user-friendly to the members of the public… For those who will come to lodge complaints, those who will come to provide witness statements and those who may be involved in intra-family incidents, they will have privacy,” the minister underscored.
He called on officers to act professionally when dealing with members of the public in order to build a solid relationship with the community in their crime prevention efforts.
In his remarks, Commissioner of Police, Leslie James said the station was promised by the government following a request by the residents. The commissioning of the police station, he said, demonstrates the government’s commitment to the prevention of crime.
“It is a clear display of the fact that we are all serious to deal with the issue of crime, to deal with the issue of protecting our citizens in the length and breathe of this great nation,” the commissioner stated.
To assist with patrols, the station was outfitted with an ATV bike, bicycles along with a motorcycle that was donated to the police station.
The station will be manned by 29 ranks headed by an inspector, one sergeant, six corporals and 11 constables.