Police capacity boosted with newly inducted batch of officers

first_imghe outstanding performers among the graduating batches, along with senior officers of the ForceThe capacity of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has been strengthened as two batches of new ranks were inducted into the system on Friday.Some 56 recruits from two batches who underwent an intense four-month training programme at the Felix Austin Police College and will now embark on a career of serving and protecting the Guyanese public.The training comprises; basic and essential principles of Policing, physical exercises, self-defence techniques and firearm training, as well as guidelines in human rights, moral, domestic violence and communication.Delivering the feature address at the graduation ceremony, Head of the Presidential Guard Service, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Brian Joseph, told the new recruits that as members of the Force, they will be required to do tasks that are outside the remit of basic policing.“In additional to enforcing the laws, you will be required to enforce several functions and witness events, some of which will be decided unpleasant. You will observe, and when necessary, tend to victims of accidents and to deliver the news of suicides, accidents and murders to next of kin,” he stated.Joseph went on to say to the new members of the Force that like social workers, they will have to help persons to come to terms with the loss of their loved ones. “You will the elderly and children who are most vulnerable in society and sometime during your career, you will save a life or many lives while putting your own on the line because this is what you were called to do,” he stated.Furthermore, Joseph outlined that no one is compelled to join the Force, but those who choose to do so are obliged to uphold the standards of the Police Force. He called on the new ranks to be true to themselves and the principles they would have obtained prior to and during the training.“You have chosen to purse a noble profession that faces many challenges and in so doing, have dedicated yourself to the service of justice. You are on the threshold of your law enforcement careers and all I asked is that you keep justice as the forefront of your mind. Be just, fair and open-minded, even-handed and professional… your job is not to judge or convict,” he charged.Moreover, the Assistant Commissioner further urged the ranks to be service-minded and trustworthy, noting that these qualities will help them to maintain relations.Meanwhile, a few of the new recruits were awarded for their outstanding performance during the course. There were two Best Students – one from each batch, two runner-up Best Students and two recruits who were awarded for being the most improved student.last_img