Courtesy and professionalism gain public respect, get more results – Min. Ramjattan

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) ranks were urged by Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan to adopt a more civil stance when dealing with the public.

“You will get so much more information from the public, big time! Crimes are solved as a result of the information given to the public by the police force or law enforcement, generally,” the minister said.

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan

At the launch of the agency’s annual staff training course, the minister reminded that public trust comes from the good treatment they receive from officers. He noted that several ranks now have to be instructed in aspects of money laundering, counter-terrorism and more.

Describing the issue as very topical, Minister Ramjattan pointed out that he is sometimes very embarrassed by the reported alleged behaviour of some law enforcement ranks.

“I want you to emphasise professionalism and integrity. These are very important trademarks of any law enforcement agency. You also do yourselves proud when you treat member so the public with respect. Members of the public could be relatives, individuals from your household, even friends that went to school with you. So just remember that… Do the correct thing!”

The Public Security Minister reiterated that these actions will help ranks to achieve their objectives, leading to a better world. He charged the 92 ranks to “take the knowledge and the wisdom that will come from these various subject areas, by the lecturers and indeed you become a better officer as a result”.

Paul Mc Adam

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