On Wednesday, the Police Service Commission met with the newly promoted Officers and Inspectors of the Guyana Police Force and its Chairman, Retired Assistant Commissioner Paul Slowe elaborated on the process employed in the selection of those promoted.
A release from the police yesterday said that Slowe highlighted how the personal file of each of those ranks recommended, had to be thoroughly scrutinised, in order to select the best. Slowe further underlined the need for ranks to pass the appropriate qualifying examinations as well as possessing a “clean slate”.
Slowe, the police said, noted that the processes of selection onwards will not be one which can be infiltrated by acts of bribery or any act which would suggest corruption. He further made mention of Standing Order #22 which guides the promotion process.
Standing Order #22, Paragraph 2 states “Preference of promotion will always be given to those who have the necessary personality, who possess the necessary qualities of leadership and who have manifested integrity, superior intelligence, zeal, loyalty and energy in the discharge of their duties”
The release said that Commissioner of Police Leslie James extended congratulations to the newly promoted. It added that James highlighted the transformation process the Force has begun since the installation of the new Administration in respect to implementing recommendations by UK Consultants.
The meeting was held at the Officers’ Training Centre, Camp Road and Young Street, Eve Leary.