Documents stolen from PSC after suspected break-in

The Guyana Police Force is investigating the break-in and subsequent removal of a number of documents from the office of the Police Service Commission (PSC) at Fort Street, Kingston.

Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Commissioner Royston Andries-Junor said that information surrounding the incident is still being gathered at this time since Ranks are still conducting preliminary investigations.

The PSC’s Office is located in Kingston within the compound of the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development. There are always security guards stationed in the compound so it is unclear whether those guards heard or seen anything.

The incident comes on the heels of Police Commissioner Nigel Hoppie revoking the promotion of several junior ranks who were promoted on January 1, 2021. The reason for the revocation of those promotions is still unknown.

On January 1, the Guyana Police Force announced the promotion of several Police ranks at the Force’s annual junior promotions party.

It was then, a supplementary list of persons who were also named as promoted was released.

Following the announcement of the revocation of the officers’ promotion, Minister of Home Affairs Robeson Benn said he would be reviewing the lists of junior and senior Police ranks who were recently promoted by the GPF.