‘Get on board’ reform process

-Rohee urges cops

Addressing some resistance to the ongoing police reform, Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee has told junior and senior officers that they need to “get on board” in order to make the police force responsive to the demands for an improved performance.

Speaking at the Police Officers’ Annual Conference on Thursday, Rohee emphasised that while there are many challenges accompanying the institutional reform of the force, the opportunities created far outweigh the negatives.

He noted that the objective of the Ministry of Home Affairs is not to dismantle the force’s organisational structure but to ensure that citizen security is improved by further developing it into an entity that could rise to the challenges posed by the demands of modern day policing.

In this regard, he cautioned that reforms are not static. “As a consequence, you are required to get on board and stay on board if the Guyana Police Force is to remain an organisation that is responsive to the demands of society …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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