GPF begins 171st Anniversary celebrations tomorrow

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THE Guyana Police Force (GPF) has announced a programme to celebrate its 171st Anniversary, commencing tomorrow.
On that day, there will be a Drum Head Service at the Tactical Services Unit (TSU) Drill Square, starting at 07:30 h. In the event of inclement weather, the venue will be shifted to the Police Officers’ Mess Annexe, also at Eve Leary, Georgetown.

The anniversary route march will take place on Saturday July 3, around the streets of Georgetown, from 06:30 h, beginning at the TSU Drill Square.
The participants will be a number of units from the Police Divisions and Branches, contingents from Community Policing Groups (CPGs), Neighbourhood Police, the Police Association, Police Wives’ Association and Police Scouts and Youth Clubs, all led by Assistant Commissioner Steve Merai and Senior Superintendent Courtland Gordon.
A release said, during the march, salutes will be taken by Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Clement Rohee outside his ministry in Brickdam and by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Henry Greene, in front of Police Headquarters in Young Street, Kingston.
The route for the procession will be East into Young Street, South into Parade Street, East into Lamaha Street, South into Waterloo Street, East into Middle Street, South into Camp Street, West into Brickdam, South into High Street, East into D’Urban Street, North into Louisa Row and Cummings Street, West into Lamaha Street, North into Camp Street, West into Young Street and back to the TSU Square, where the ranks will be addressed by Greene.
Other activities for the anniversary celebrations include a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument for police ranks killed in the line of duty, an awards ceremony, the Force Drill Competition, a Cavalcade of Sports, the GPF Annual Youth Camp, a cultural presentation, a gymkhana, the GPF Debating Competition for the Henry Greene Trophy and the Force Essay Competition for the President’s Gold Medal.