Force’s 146th anniversary celebrations…
Cops, Policing Groups receive public service awards
By Michel Outridge
July 10, 2003
Sergeant 11645 ‘C’ Division from the Tactical Services Unit as he receives award from the Commissioner at TSU Square.
Officers of the Joint Services observing one-minute silence for their fallen colleagues yesterday during the awards ceremony.
Commissioner of Police, Mr. Floyd McDonald poses with the Police Force /Joint Services awardees after the ceremony yesterday.
As part of the celebration of the 146th Anniversary of the Guyana Police Force an award ceremony was held yesterday at the Tactical Services Unit Square, Eve Leary.
The event commenced at 09:00 hours where, as part of a short programme, 1,290 policemen and women received cash incentives, 34 Community Policing Groups across Guyana were presented with certificates, and some 65 members of the Community Policing Groups received certificates.
Present at the ceremony were the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Floyd McDonald, senior members of the Guyana Police Force, ranks, special invitees and the media.
Commissioner McDonald told the Guyana Chronicle that 29 ranks received cash incentives amounting to some $5.1 M.
He said the awards represent the force’s recognition of the sterling roles the ranks and policing groups have played in providing crucial law enforcement service to the public. He said police officers were engaged in rigid crime fighting operations and they were appropriately being awarded for their hard work.
The top cop also mentioned the fate of fallen colleagues and a minute’s silence was observed in tribute to their memories during his feature address yesterday.
Mr. McDonald related that several activities will commence at the end of this month to culminate the force’s 146th Anniversary celebrations.
The officers present were commended on a job well done, taking into consideration that several criminals were killed in violent confrontations with the police/joint services this year.
Cash incentives paid out to ranks from 1990-2003 totaled some $64,918,100.00.