Security forces did fantastic job
April 11, 2007
MEMBERS of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and private security companies have been commended for providing adequate security during Guyana’s leg of Cricket World Cup (CWC) held from March 28 to April 9.
“They have really done a good and fantastic job. From security in and around the stadium, patrols, traffic arrangements and hotel security arrangements all went smoothly”, acting Police Commissioner Henry Greene told the Government Information Agency (GINA) yesterday.
“I think the fact that the Police Force was given adequate support and training, has contributed to such an outcome,” he said.
Though there were a few domestic murders and robberies, the security forces were able to maintain peace and tranquility, Mr. Greene told the agency.
“The murder incidents were mainly domestic and the few robberies did not stop the officers from maintaining that sense of safety and calmness. Our officers must be commended.”
GINA said that during the matches, security inside the stadium was provided by more than 300 private security employees and police ranks while several police officers were placed outside the stadium.
Members of the Joint Services were on river and land patrols, day and night in several parts of the country.