Police give tangible help to “A” Division communities : –to ready kids for the new school year

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Deputy Commander Moore handing over supplies to a community leader of Tiger Bay

OVER the last few days, ‘A’ Division police have rolled out an initiative that has played a decisive part in contributing to the readiness of dozens of children for school, which reopens today.

The initiative, made possible largely through corporate support from the business community and other generous givers, saw ‘A’ Division police being able to distribute school clothing, footwear, books, haversacks, sporting items, and groceries to families in the depressed communities of Rose Mary Lane, aka Tiger Bay, Georgetown; Agricola; Albuoystown; Grove, East Bank Demerara; and on Saturday, to the school-aged children living aback the Chinese Embassy on Mandela Avenue.

Distribution was largely done by Commander Hicken and his deputy, Commander Dion Moore, who were both assisted by other ranks of the division.

Also, on Saturday, the Commander and his team paid a visit to the home robbery victim, Mark London, and the mother of the dead man was given school supplies to distribute to the members of the family who usually depended on London for a small stipend to assist with their schooling needs whenever he was employed.

At all handing-over of items, the children and adults expressed satisfaction at being thought about by the Police Force. The police stayed clear of the distribution processes, and entrusted those tasks to the various community leaders.

Over the last few months, persons who were willing to give back to various communities have been approaching the police and attempting to do those distributions along with the police, who have largely been present in almost every community in the main division by way of youth groups or other programmes that focus on children.
Written By Leroy Smith

Community leaders of Grove interact with the police team as they outline other needs of the community
Community leaders of Grove interact with the police team as they outline other needs of the community
Commander Hicken speaks with adults and children of Grove at the Community Centre ground
Commander Hicken speaks with adults and children of Grove at the Community Centre ground
The formal handing over of school and other supplies to the community on Saturday morning
The formal handing over of school and other supplies to the community on Saturday morning
Deputy Commander Moore addressing the children and community members prior to handing over the items
Deputy Commander Moore addressing the children and community members prior to handing over the items