British security expert, Lt Col (ret’d) Russell Combe says that the stage has been set for reform of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and has urged the establishment of a cross-government department to deliver the suite of measures proposed.
Combe, who worked here under a British-funded programme as a Senior Security Sector Reform Advisor, left Guyana on 1st April at the end of his contractual period. He recently provided Stabroek News with a statement to mark the conclusion of his more than two years of work here. Among other things, Combe played a major role in the Security Sector Reform Report, which he handed over to President David Granger on January 18th last year.
He informed that during his final few months here, a financial review into the funding of the GPF was done, as well as a police media-handling consultancy with training, and a review of the GPF’s Strategic Management Plan (SMP). A draft revised SMP was handed over to the police on 25th February 2019, he said…..