SWAT deal to cost $163m

-training to begin this month

Training for members of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) by The Emergence Group (TEG) of the United States is expected to begin sometime this month, Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee announced yesterday.

The contract which was signed last year between the Ministry and TEG to the tune of US$796,987 (S163m) to establish the unit in the Guyana Police Force is intended to address special types of violent crimes.

Rohee in delivering the Ministry’s progress report at the Police Training Centre also said that an organizational needs assessment for the unit has been completed. On the last day of 2012, Rohee had unveiled an ambitious programme to restrain crime. However, the latest police figures for November 2013 showed  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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