Police, citizens “can work together as one” – Hicken tells Kaneville residents
On Saturday, Deputy Commissioner of Police “Operation” (ag), Clifton Hicken led an outreach at Harpy Eagle Drive, Kaneville, East Bank Demerara, where he said that the Police and citizens “can work together as one.”
The visit which was co-ordinated by Regional Commander 4 B, Senior Superintendent M Sewnarine, saw 200 hampers being distributed to residents and served as a forum for residents to voice their concerns.
Senior Manager of Food For The Poor (Guyana), Jameer Davis, and Councillor of the Neighbourhood Democratic Council Chattergoon Jadoopat shared the Commander’s sentiments while adding that co-operation remains critical to the continued and successful work of the Police and the community.
“From today onwards, Police and residents of Harpy Eagle Drive will have no conflict,” Sewnarine declared. Meanwhile, Hicken told the gathering that the Police Force will make adjustments to create partnerships with the corporate sector and members of the public to foster safer communities.
He informed the residents that President Irfaan Ali will be handing over new resources to the Guyana Police Force which will add to its ability to effectively serve the citizenry.
Highlighting the importance of outreach programmes, Hicken said, “you are our eyes and ears, we are no longer relatives, we are sisters and brothers.” According to Hicken, this is the “dawn of a new era where the Police and the citizens we swore to protect, and serve, can work together as one.”
“COVID is real, youths are the future of tomorrow. Ensure you are vaccinated so you can live to enjoy the benefit of this development that is currently underway in our country,” he said while urging the residents to adhere to the safety measures in place to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
Hicken commended the donor for their timely contribution and thanked them for their longstanding commitments with the Police Force in service to the people of Guyana.
Also present at the outreach were Second-in-Command, Superintendent Roberts; Assistant Superintendent Griffith who is in charge of the #1 Sub-Division, and other ranks of Regional Division 4 B. (G1)