More training, body cameras for the Police
– Minister Benn
Minister of Home Affairs Hon. Robeson Benn says the Government is taking steps to ensure that the Guyana Police Force (GPF) is given the necessary training and equipment to execute its mandate.
Speaking during the debate on Budget 2020, on Friday, Minister Benn said moves are already underway to have the Force outfitted with the necessary equipment.
“Body cameras are being used. Vehicle cameras will be installed in the vehicles, GPS tracking, random drug testing and programme health checks will also be undertaken,” the Minister disclosed.
Further, a 10-point improvement programme is being developed to address diversity in the Force. Police ranks and officers will also be trained and retrained locally, regionally and internationally.
Minister Benn noted that the Force’s full strength is 4,956 ranks and its actual strength is 4,020.
His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali had also announced that the GPF would be equipped with 50 4×4 vehicles to better execute its duties.