GPF rings in new year with hundreds of promotions

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Commissioner of Police, Leslie James, DSS, DSM today announced the promotion of over 700 ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF)

The advancements were approved by the Police Service Commission (PSC) and fall within the ranks of officers, inspectors and subordinate officers.

Senior Superintendents Edgar James, Royston Andries-Junor and Paul Langevine were all promoted to Assistant Commissioners while Superintendents Phillip Azore, Adrin Simon, Michael Sutton and Woman Superintendent Charmaine Jones-Stuart, among others, rose to the ranks of Senior Superintendents.

Twenty-one Assistant Superintendents and Women Assistant Superintendents were promoted to Superintendents. Corporal Stephen Harris was the lone cadet officer for this year.

Others areas of promotion include Chief Inspector, Inspector, Sergeant, Corporal and Lance Corporal.

In his new year’s message, Commissioner James urged those promoted to “work collectively to advance the organization” which he acknowledged is at an important juncture in its history. He said it is anticipated that by the first quarter of 2019, “a much-re-formed force” will be seen.

Ranks were also reminded of the important role of the Guyana Police Force encapsulated in its mission statement. That is, “The Mission of the Guyana Police Force and its Auxiliaries is to serve all citizens and communities of Guyana in a professional, pro-active and accountable manner. To achieve this, we will work in partnership with communities, public agencies and private bodies to enhance and support an environment where all people are preventing crime and building a safer and secured Guyana.”

Commissioner James noted that consultations from counterparts in the United Kingdom have led the GPF to embark on three pillars. These include training, infrastructural development and human resources management.

“Our mission statement is buttressed with the positivism displayed by the leadership of the force. It imbues the need for the rank and file of the force to emulate,” he said in his message.

Referencing the state of Public Security, Commissioner James reported that the force was able to maintain public security as there have been decreases in serious crimes including gun-related robberies and fatal accidents.

For full details of the list of promotion please visit our website.

Alexis Rodney and Kidackie Amsterdam.

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