B Division officers commended for contribution to fighting crime in Berbice
DPI, Guyana, Saturday, February 17, 2018
Several officers, members of the business community and members of the media fraternity were recipients of awards when the Guyana Police Force’s B Division held its annual award ceremony recently.
Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Lyndon Alves during his address noted that “the Police are the servants of the public. Therefore they should continue to serve and be prepared to deliver quality services to ensure citizens can once again sleep with their doors open.”
It was against this backdrop; Assistant Commissioner Alves related that the B Division took the initiative to show its appreciation to those who have worked tirelessly and those who have assisted in the work of the police during 2017.
“I appreciate the support from my Deputy Commander and other ranks from the time I took up my post here in 2017 and I am looking forward to the full support of my Deputy and all the ranks from the division in 2018,” Alves added.
Reminding of the plan which was drafted when he took command, of ensuring safe communities in Berbice; the Assistant Commissioner noted that much success has been achieved. The plan he noted has seen the reduction of crime in Berbice.
Deputy Commander, Senior Superintendent Edmond Cooper who had initiated the award ceremony several years ago whilst stationed in Berbice, remarked that while it is a small gesture, he is optimistic that it will go a far way in ensuring that ranks are encouraged to provide quality service that is second to none.
Cooper too noted that the Division has seen a massive reduction of criminal activities and expressed optimism that this will continue in 2018.
He pointed to the fact that corruption is one of the issues that destroy the fabric of a society and more so the relation between the society and the police. “We are thankful that during the year 2017 we hadn’t so many reports of corruption among our ranks. Let us gave ourselves a tap on the back for achieving this milestone,” Cooper said.
Among the recipients of awards were Best Cop Senior Superintendent Edmond Cooper, Runner-up ASP Elton Davidson and ASP John Singh. Special awards were given to Commander of B Division Lyndon Alves, former Commander Paul Williams and retired Commander Ian Amsterdam among others.
By: Samuel Whyte
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