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Senior Superintendent of Police Edmond Cooper was on Tuesday admitted to the local bar before Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George.
Cooper’s petition was presented by attorneys Ronald Burch-Smith and Mark Waldron. In a statement, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) congratulated Cooper who hails from Nurney, East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six).
The Senior Superintendent joined the Force on September 14, 1992 as an apprentice and was subsequently sworn in as a Police Constable on April 30, 1993 after which he started his career as a General Duty rank at the Springlands Police Station.
Following his first post, Cooper continued his career as a Police Prosecutor for 14 years. He was appointed to several other posts thereafter.
He is the holder a Bachelors of Law (LLB) from the University of Guyana (UG), an International Diploma in Leadership Studies from the American University of Peace Studies, a Diploma in Private Investigation from Penn Foster College, USA, a Diploma in Public Safety and Security Management from UG, a Certificate in Criminology from the UG, a Diploma in Legal Studies, a Masters of Arts Legal Studies Major in Criminology, Industrial Relation and Sociology and a Legal Education Certificate (LEC) from the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad.
Cooper is presently pursuing a PHD in terrorism and counter terrorism at Charisma University, Turks and Caicos.