Kuru Kuru residents want Police station built in community
– say will aid significantly in reducing crime
As part of a committed effort by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to strengthen relationships, members of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and other Senior Officers are currently engaged in a fan-out exercise in various communities across all twelve of the Regional Police Divisions.
One such initiative was held on Saturday at Kuru Kuru, on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway, which was spearheaded by Deputy Commissioner “Operations” (ag) Ravindradat Budhram. During the meeting, he and the visiting team interacted with residents and members of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the New Highway Producers Corp Society.
The IMC’s chairperson, Paula Nicholson through the community requested that a Police station be built in the community, explaining that this will aid significantly with the reduction of crime in the community and more so, give the residents some form of security and comfort.
In this light, Budhram related that his team will work diligently to have this materialise once consultation with the appropriate agencies is held.
The Deputy Commissioner of Operations said he hopes to meet with the residents on a more regular basis while indicating his intention to form youth and scout groups within the community.
By doing so, he explained that the Force is committed to pushing and promoting youth and community development. He also stressed the need for collaboration and partnership between the community and the Police in crime prevention.
Commander of Regional Division 4 B, Superintendent Denise Griffith, who was also present at the meeting, urged residents and members of the committee to be vigilant and ensure that every crime and every suspicious behaviour is reported.
Senior Superintendent Ewart Wray in his remarks applauded the residents for a well-kept environment and urged them to maintain a good relationship with the Police.
The IMC members and residents have pledged their support to help the Police in the maintenance of peace, provision of security and fostering of a safer community.