Remember your oath of office – Top Cop urges officers

─ calls on newly graduated officers to be assertive, resilient and practice self-discipline

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, January 31, 2019

Ninety-three (93) male recruits from the ten administrative regions graduated as Law Enforcement Officers from the Felix Austin Police College with exemplary performance on Wednesday.

Commissioner of Police, Leslie James, in his address, highlighted the importance of law enforcement officers upholding their oath of office and applying the rules, laws, regulations, procedures and tactics they were taught.

“I urged that you quell your anxieties, be patient, be confident of course, be assertive in the executions of your duties. The history of this noble organisation has shown that we have been resolute in our endeavours and resilient in treating the challenges that have confronted us in different periods of times. Remember your goals and aspiration and remain respectful to the people in the communities.”

The Top Cop further stated that being a police officer can be both exhilarating and challenging. He urged the new batch of officers to display exemplary conduct, an excellent turnout of bearing, possess a sharp mind, honesty and trust.

Sergeant 18358 George provided an overview of the recruit courses number 370, 371, and 372 which consisted of an introduction to policing, the theoretical aspect of traffic, First Aid, Communications skills, Firearms training, Anger Management, Human Rights and Domestic Violence and Information Technology to fully equip them to serve their country.

The best graduating student from Batch 370 is Constable 24898 Gonsalves, from Batch 371 – Constable 24929 Mussenden and from Batch 372 – Constable 24949 Singh.

Ayana George.

Images: Marceano Narine.

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