first_imgDear Editor,Of late, a lot of negative news has been appearing on the front pages of our daily papers about crimes allegedly committed by members of the Guyana Police Force, especially the recently enlisted officers. This brings into question the recruiting process, and maybe the training aspect they go through at the various Police training schools.Their behaviour or conduct surely does not auger well for the image of our Guyana Police Force. Whilst there will always be rogue cops, the numbers seem to be increasing of late.It may not be prudent for me to mention the specific cases, because many of them are sub-juice, but quick and decisive action must be taken in order for the public to regain and maintain its confidence in our Guyana Police Force.It is true that one swallow does not make a summer, and there are many dedicated Policemen and women out there. But it is also true that the image of the Force is ebbing.On a positive note, not only in ‘G’ Division, but in all other divisions, the presence of the Police is more evident: foot patrols, bicycle, motorcycle and other vehicle patrols. In ‘G’ Division, anytime during the day or night, you see the Police patrolling through the Essequibo Coast.The breathalyser test is also bearing fruit. We had been losing too many of our citizens because of the culture of driving under the influence of alcohol, not forgetting the many serious and damage accidents involving both the innocent and guilty.On the down side, unlighted bicycles are on the increase, along with pedestrians causing obstruction (jay walking). Stray animals are also on the increase. I am not sure if the Stray Catching Unit of the Guyana Police Force is still operable, or if this unit has ever worked in ‘G’ Division.Minibuses continue to operate without the fare structure being displayed; but, generally, the Police in ‘G’ Division are doing a reasonably good job.As law-abiding citizens, we must all show that we can, in our own little way, do something to help our law enforcement agencies. It is imperative that when we hear or see something, we say something; and in our own interest and safety, our help can be valuable to the Police.Sincerely,Archie W CordisFormer AFCCouncillorRegion Twolast_img