‘Christmas policing’ commences in East Coast district
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Police ranks at a mobile outpost at the Plaisance Market on the East Coast of Demerara, strategising their operations on Sunday
Police ranks at a mobile outpost at the Plaisance Market on the East Coast of Demerara, strategising their operations on Sunday

AS the Christmas season approaches, the Guyana Police Force is putting several security arrangements in place, starting with Division 4C on the East Coast of Demerara, which will see an enhanced police presence.

Divisional commander Superintendent Khali Pareshram, told the Guyana Chronicle that business owners and residents will see a number of patrols in the form of mobile booths, foot, bicycle and motorcycle at critical junctions, hot spots and congested areas.
The increase in patrols, he said, will also see the division’s civilian component, the rural constabulary and the community policing groups joining with ranks within the division.

The commander noted that residents will also see an increase in road blocks and targeted operations, among other intelligence-led operations.
“The Christmas policing plan will be adjusted on the basis of feedback from residents and stakeholders. The cooperation and patience of the public is [sic] most welcome during this period,” Superintendent Pareshram explained.

He further noted that activities at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport will be monitored and the division will be broken into five sectors, headed by an officer/ inspector, in order to maximise the supervision of ranks.

“Special focus will be on the 911 systems and the division’s Facebook page. Crime tips and traffic tips will be communicated to the public via the print and electronic media. We will continue community meetings, social crime- prevention programmes with key focus on community-oriented policing and there will be a focus on noise pollution and policing [of] all major events,” Superintendent Pareshram disclosed.

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