‘B’ Division officers honoured for outstanding work

─ private sector shows appreciation for officers’ exceptional work in reducing crime

DPI, Guyana, Monday, February 25, 2019

What started as a regular games day for ranks at the Whim Police Station turned into an appreciation ceremony for officers of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Traffic and General duties, on Wednesday, where they were honoured for their outstanding work.

President of the Upper Corentyne Chamber of Commerce and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nand Persaud Group of Companies, Mohindra Persaud, while offering brief remarks and handing over trophies, said that while the gesture is a small one. It was organised to let the officers know that their hard work has not gone unnoticed and he hopes that it serves to motivate them further to curb serious crimes and deadly accidents in the sub-division.

He explained that he recently returned from a regional visit and saw that serious crimes have been on the increase, especially in neighbouring Trinidad while it has been on the decline in Guyana due to the efforts of the Guyana Police Force.

Persaud congratulated the ranks for a job well done and urged them not to be complacent but to continue with the same level of professionalism and vigour.

Regional Representative of the Office of the Prime Minister, Gobin Harbhajan noted that his office often receives various reports about crime and security concerns as well as misbehaviour by ranks. In this regard, he uses the chain of command to reach out to the respective officers to addresses the issues, rather than taking it up with the commissioner or the Minister of Public Security. Harbhajan also said that within recent times, he has received a lot of positive reviews and found that matters, whenever they arise, are usually dealt with in a timely and professional manner.

He further commended the work of the Traffic Department as he noticed their presence, especially in the commercial and school zones helping to allow the traffic to flow seamlessly.

Meanwhile, Officer in Charge of Number Two Sub-Division, Mahendra Singh accepted the trophies on behalf of the division. He said the award represents the successful partnership developed between the Police and various stakeholders for reducing crime.

He said the division works around the clock to improve their effectiveness of crime prevention and to improve the integrity of the police. Singh further appealed for better police/community relations as working together can only lead to making crime prevention better.

The trophies were donated by Vice President of the Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce (CCCC), Mohamed Raffik, Upper Corentyne Chamber of Commerce and Sukhpaul’s Business.

Story and images by: Nafeeza Yahya