Police Stations to be modernised with victims in mind
Eighteen police stations across the country will be rehabilitated under the second component of the Citizen Security Strengthening Programme. This component seeks to improve the effectiveness of the Guyana Police Force and the Forensic Laboratory in preventing crimes and conducting crime investigations.One of the stations earmarked for remodelingInitially, 12 stations would be remodeled to include: A department for domestic violence cases and domestic violence case room with the provision of accommodation for children, witness protection room, an automated case management room, area for management of the public and a listening room.The CSSP is in the process of hiring a consultant to begin designs for the first 12 selected stations. The first 12 stations identified for rehabilitation are: Region 6-Mibicuri Police Station, Region 4-Cane Grove Police Station, Region 3-La Grange Police Station, Region 10- Mc Kenzie and Kwakwani Police Stations, Region 7 – Enachu Police Station and Isanno Police Station, Region 9-Aishalton Police Station and Annai Police Station, Region 2- Suddie Police Station and Aurora Police Station and Region 1- Mabaruma Police Station.According to a Government Information Agency release, the stations selected were based on recommendations made by the Guyana Police Force to the Project Manager of the CSSP, Clement Henry. Henry said that these stations were considered the most in need.Component Two is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) at a cost of $US5.5M. The CSSP is a five year programme.