Community Outreach Programs For January 2016

The Guyana Police Force has been making significant development through community outreach activities in keeping with its Social Crime Prevention Programme which places great emphasis on the empowerment of youths.
In this regard, during January 2016 a number of activities were held in policing Divisions.
In ‘A’ Division (Georgetown/ East Bank Demerara) DivisionalCommander ‘A’Division,Clifton Hicken visited the Albertown, Queenstown and North Sophia Police Youth Clubs where he interacted with the youths and offered them words of encouragement and advice.
The Divisional Commander accompanied by Pastor Ewarth Williams who is attached to the Heavenly light tabernacle visited the Agricola Chosen Generation Police Youth Club where a presentation on suicide was given.
Further, motivational sessions on leadership, teamwork and public speaking were held with youths attached to the Timehri and Yarrowkabra Youth Clubs.
In addition a seven aside Futsal competition among teams from Police Youth Clubs in the Division was held at the Police Sports Club ground.
In ‘E’ Division (Linden/ Kwakwani) Ranks of the Mabura Police Outpost in collaboration with residents of the community conducted repairs to the fence of the Mabura Primary School with support from members of the business community.
Also the Library at the Mackenzie Police Station was given a boost through a donation of educational books and magazines by business woman Mrs. Janice Moore-Mc Calmont of J&C Renaissance.
The Divisional Administration of ‘G’ Division (Essequibo Coast and Island) held an award ceremony for students of Police Youth Clubs who had excelled academically and in sports during 2015, where they were presented with trophies in recognition of their achievement.
A presentation on leadership and suicide prevention, facilitated by the police was given by Dr. Astell Collins of the Youth Initiatives Department, Ministry of the Presidency to police ranks, members of the Guyana Defence Force, Community Policing Groups and the general public at the Richard Faikal Police College, Suddie, Essequibo Coast on January 20, 2016.
Also police ranks met and held discussions with members of the community and the Cotton Field Secondary School Parent teacher’s Association on January 21, 2016 where issues discussed included Suicide, and violence and substance abuse in schools.
Additionally during yesterday Monday February 1, 2016 the police in ‘B’ Division (Berbice) established another Youth Group which was launched at Edinburgh, East Bank Berbice which also involves students of the Edinburgh Primary School.

During last month January 2016, the police of ‘A’ Division (Georgetown/ East Bank Demerara) were also involved in three other activities in their interactions with youths in the Division.

Discussions were held with members of the Central Georgetown Police Youth Club where topics included well-being, suicide and career choices as well as mentorship.

Traffic ranks of the Division conducted a lecture on road safety to youths of the Kaleidoscope Police Youth Club of Grove, East Bank Demerara, and encouraged them to be road safety conscious and to use pedestrian crossings and pavements where provided.

A number of youths of the Tiger Bay Trend Changers Youth Club benefitted from a discussion on discipline, respect for elders and inculcating good morals. They were addressed by Mr. Allister Collins of the President Youth Award Republic of Guyana (P.Y.A.R.G)


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