News - Community Outreach

  • 23 September, 2015

The Commissioner of  Police Mr. Seelall Persaud, DSM, and other senior officers of the Police Force’s Executive Leadership Team on Saturday September 19, 2015, travelled to the Essequibo Coast in order to interact with residents of the communities and address their concerns on varying issues under the theme ‘working in partnership with the community’.

 Hundreds of residents participated in the Community Outreach Program which was held at the Anna Regina Multilateral Secondary School. They were treated to a presentation by Pastor Sahadeo Jodhan on the involvement of the Cops and Faith Community Network in assisting young juvenile first offenders, who would have committed minor offences, to be counseled and reintegrated into society as against being placed into the penal system.

Commissioner of Police Mr. Seelall Persaud, DSM, gave a presentation on the trends of crime and how members of the public are affected, during which he stressed on the involvement of parents in the upbringing of their children in order to have them gainfully occupied through youth groups and other meaningful activities, so as to keep them off the streets and away from unproductive activities and negative influences.

Following the presentation by the Commissioner residents were given the opportunity to have their concerns addressed by the Executive Leadership Team and a number of issues were raised and dealt with. These included the response time by the police to reports, noise nuisance, stray animals on the roadways and illegally tinted motor vehicles.

There was also a live call in program on RCA channel 8 featuring Staff Officer ‘Administration’ Senior Superintendent Maxine Graham, Force Chaplain Pastor Patrick Doolichand and Dr. Caplin Vieira, highlighting the services offered by the Guyana Inter-agency Suicide Prevention Helpline. The helpline was launched on Thursday August 06, 2015 and is an avenue whereby depressed persons, or their relatives or friends, can call in with a view to the affected person being counseled. A higher level of intervention will be sought should it become necessary in any particular case. The helpline is based at Police Headquarters, Eve Leary.

The Commissioner and team, later took part in a fund raising cricket match against the Affiance Softball Cricket Team in an effort to raise funds to complete a pavilion and gym in the Affiance community.

This Outreach initiative is expected to continue throughout the Police divisions as a hands on approach of the Commissioner and team to build police-community relations and enhance public trust.

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