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On Saturday June 11, 2022 between 10:00hrs and 16:00hrs, the Deputy Commissioner Operations (ag)Mr. Ravindradat Budram accompanied by Divisional Commander Superintendent Shivpersaud Bacchus and ranks of Region #2; held an outreach programme at Onderneeming on the Essequibo Coast, in response to a community call for social crime prevention intervention and as part of the GPF’s ‘Social Crime Prevention Initiatives’.
During this programme residents, key stakeholders from Government and Non-Governmental Organisations, youths and members of the business community were engaged.
Mr. Budhram deliberated on the Force’s stance on “Community-based Policing” with emphasis particularly on social crime prevention intervention.
“Youths play a pivotal role in society and is equally important to the development of an economy,” Mr. Budhram said. It is with this in mind that the Guyana Police Force continues to effortlessly protect the youths from crime and criminal elements that may want to present themselves as an opportunity to create juvenile delinquents.
As a result, a Police Youth Group with a membership of forty (40) youths ranging from the age of six to sixteen years, was immediately established and launched at Onderneeming. Mr. Budhram told the gathering that the youths will be engaged meaningfully on a weekly basis. A number of activities were outlined as part of a ‘Calendar of Activities’ for the new group.