The Police Reform Change Board (PRCB) has altered the name of the Guyana Police Force to the Guyana Police Service. The change was made today at the very first meeting of the PRCB and it is meant to highlight the service aspect of the police.

The PRCB was established following reform work conducted under the Police’s Citizen Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP). Today’s meeting was chaired by Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan in the Ministry’s Boardroom.

Also present were the Commissioner of Police, Leslie James and the complete Executive Leadership Team of the Police; Dr Clement Henry, Project Manager of CSSP and UK Security Adviser to the President, Colonel Russell Combe.

The main item at today’s meeting was to agree to the proposed Terms of Reference for the Board. This includes providing strategic direction, monitoring, guidance, and support to the Police in order to implement the reform programme.

The PRCB will also review the progress being made by the Police with the various reform activities underway. It will also have oversight of all the strands of Police reform activities, which can then be coordinated, measured and evaluated.


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