A delegation from the Private Sector Commission (PSC) met Wednesday with the top brass of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) during which the Commission expressed its appreciation at the enhanced professionalism in the work of the Force and the growing public confidence it has been enjoying in recent months.
The two organizations have agreed to quarterly consultations in the future and the PSC has agreed to assist with the staging of a meeting with the business community to discuss strategies for improving security, including the movement of bank deposits and payroll.
Police Commissioner Leslie James, in response to queries about the maintenance of law and order after March 21, made it clear that the GPF “is committed to ensuring the maintenance of law and order and peace and is prepared to deal with any eventualities which constitute violations of the law.” The PSC delegation welcomed the assurances given, pointing to the need for a safe and stable environment to be maintained.
The meeting also discussed a range of other issues including the blocking of public thoroughfares during industrial action; the citizens security program; traffic, including the movement of wide load containers; effective monitoring of the influx of an increasing number of Venezuelans into Guyana to address possible security threats and trafficking in persons; and areas of possible collaboration in the future between the business community and the police.
Joining Commissioner James were his deputy commissioners and commanders of the GPF’s various divisions. The PSC delegation was led by its chairman, Desmond Sears, and included Capt. Gerry Gouveia, Eddy Boyer, Wesley Kirton, Devon Seeram and Hadiyah Clarke.
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