Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn has received the keys and commissioned a new Police Outpost in the Cummings Lodge New Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara.
The outpost which was constructed at a cost of approximately $7M, is an initiative of the Ministry of Housing and Water and was successfully executed through a collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs for the Guyana Police Force.
The outpost will serve the residents of the Cummings Lodge and Sophia area and will be supported by the Turkeyen Police Station.
It is anticipated that the outpost will aid in the prevention and mitigation of crime and violence in the area and further re-enforce the Ministry’s commitment to provide safer and more secure communities.
Minister Benn expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal for the significant gesture and looks forward to future collaborations.
Minister Croal noted he will soon be handing over another Police Outpost in the Providence/ Mocha Area.
The modernized outpost will present a more public friendly setting. “Our police station must safe and welcoming for persons in the community even for the perpetrators,” Minister Benn stated.