Police force pulls support from wives’ association

The Guyana Police Force has withdrawn its support from the Police Wives’ Association (PWA) over the refusal of its executive to hold elections.

The announcement was made yesterday in a statement issued by the force on the heels of a report in Stabroek News that quoted members of the PWA as saying that they were being barred from entering their office at the Police Headquarters, Eve Leary.

In a statement, the force said there are persons on the PWA executive committee who are not wives of serving, retired or deceased members of the police force and neither are they policewomen. These persons, it said, “ought not to have been members of the Police Wives’ Association in the first place, and therefore their presence on the Executive Committee is in breach of the Constitution.”

According to the police force, it was prompted to review its participation in the Association after former commissioner Leroy Brumell demitted …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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