Top cop welcomes crime fighting measures Guyana Chronicle
June 12, 2002

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POLICE Commissioner Floyd McDonald has welcomed the menu of measures announced by President Bharrat Jagdeo late last week to deal with the escalating crime situation.

The measures would assist the work of the Force and greatly increase its capacity and ability to fight the spate of crimes which has pervaded the society in recent times, a press release from Police Headquarters said.

“The Commissioner has expressed his appreciation and is mindful that the measures would provide the Force with the long needed requisite resources to adequately address the spate of crimes which has engendered fear in the country, the release said.

Knowing how the criminals operate, the police must be fully prepared to arrest the situation…this is a step in the right direction”, the release stated.

The Police said that the special fund for the surviving family members and relatives of policemen slain in the line of duty is, in fact, a unique initiative and a good and timely recognition of the contributions of those law men, who gave their lives to ensure law, order and the promotion of Guyana.

On June 30, the Force will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument of fallen heroes to remember its fallen heroes.

So far, 31 such officers have been killed in the line of duty.

The release stated that “the Commissioner continues to ask citizens to cooperate and support” the Police.