Modern facilities in Regions Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) are almost finished, with the goal of improving the capabilities of the Guyana Police Force.
On Friday, the site of the recently built Guyana Police Force IT Training Complex and the Rose Hall Police Station—worth over $80 million and $70 million, respectively—were visited by Andre Ally, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
In Fort Wellington Region Five, where the training complex is located, Ally was briefed on its progress and the potential it holds to serve as a vital hub for training and technological advancements. The facility is earmarked to be “a cornerstone in advancing the technological landscape of the region,” a statement from the ministry said.
It is an ambitious venture that is 82 percent completed with the remaining works concentrated on electrical installations, plumbing, painting, and external finishing touches.
Meanwhile, at Region Six, the newly constructed Rose Hall Police Station is at an advanced stage of 95 percent “practical” completion. It is a vital upgrade to the outpost that was previously utilized. This building is equipped to host various departments and facilities critical for efficient law enforcement and community engagement, the statement said.
Upon competition, the police there will have a traffic department, community relations room, case management system, and criminal investigation department. It is expected that the criminal department will be improved and more robust in enhancing law enforcement operations in the region.
Ally expressed his satisfaction with the progress of the facilities and said these developments fortify the region’s security infrastructure.