Top Cop warns against indiscipline by ranks

Commissioner of Police, Clifton Hicken on Monday conducted a general inspection for appearance and conduct with ranks from the Police Headquarters at Eve Leary, Georgetown, as he sounded warnings against indiscipline during the conduct of their duties.

Police Commissioner Clifton Hicken inspecting ranks of the Force

The inspection was held at the Guyana Police Force’s Tactical Services Unit Drill Square.
The Top Cop, in his remarks, spoke about the direction the Force is heading with regard to its reformation process, which has already begun.
“Your turnout and bearing speak volumes,” Commissioner Hicken said, as he reminded that professionalism and decorum are paramount in the discharge of their sworn duty to serve and protect. With this in mind, he charged those in attendance to maintain ethical standards at all times.
While inspection will be a monthly activity, Hicken said, “Every day should be an inspection day for all ranks of the Guyana Police Force.”
Punctuality, discipline, and absenteeism were areas that Commissioner Hicken spoke about during his remarks. He also spoke extensively on the steps that the GPF is taking when it comes to modernisation and building the capacity of the Force to serve the nation.
Among the senior officers and members of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) present were: Deputy Commissioner ‘Administration’ Calvin Brutus; Deputy Commissioner ‘Operations’, Ravindradat Budhram; Deputy Commissioner ‘Law Enforcement’, Wendell Blanhum; and Head of Special Branch, Errol Watts, along with other senior and junior ranks.
Impressed with the turnout and bearing of the ranks, the Top Cop gave monetary awards to five ranks from various Departments of the Force.
Coming in at first place was the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), followed by the Tactical Services Unit in second place, while Immigration came in at third place, followed by Special Constabulary and the Felix Austin Police College, copping fourth and fifth places, respectively. (G12)