You are our eyes and ears, without you, there is no us – Commander Hicken

─ Commander tells East Bank Berbice residents

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Commander of ‘B’ Division, for just over two weeks, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken is seeking to build community relationships. During a recent meeting, at Highbury East Bank Berbice, the Commander told residents that under his watch, every member of the force in ‘B’ Division will be a part of the community.

Commander Hicken reiterated his open-door policy and shared his office and cellular numbers. He said the policy applies to every member of the ‘B’ Division under his command. He noted that if the community has trust in the Police Force, more problems can be solved. “You are our eyes and ears … without you, there is no us” Commander Hicken told the residents.

He revealed plans to boost the human resources at police stations in the ‘B’ Division and build on the structure that was left by the previous commander.

It was also highlighted that several community policing groups will be created to act as first responders. The Commander stated, “If we form community policing groups in every community and we have the police to legitimise them, then no stranger can go there but it means we all have to be on board.”

Commander Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken served as Head of Police Operations from April 2017 – September 2018. He began leading ‘B’ Division from September 3, 2018.

Isaiah Braithwaite

Images: Jules Gibson

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