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Seelall Persaud is next Top Cop

Deputy Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud

Deputy Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud will take over the reins of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) from April 1, well-placed sources said.

The usually reliable sources said Police Commissioner Leroy Brumell has been given one month to hand over to Persaud,50, who is currently responsible for Law Enforcement.

Brumell’s last day should have been Friday but, according to sources, he would remain on the job until March 31.

Opposition Leader David Granger is already on record as saying that when Brumell reached retirement age, he should leave the post.

Persaud, the holder of a Bsc. Degree in Public Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Studies and a Certificate Course for Senior Executives in National and International Security from Harvard University.

Persaud was Head of the Narcotics Branch, Secretary to the Joint Anti-Narcotic Operations Committee, Chairman o the Caribbean Working Group of the International Drug Conference and Chairman of the Caricom Standing Committee on Intelligence.

Persaud pursued the Stand Officers Course at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and investigating courses at the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Scottish Police College.

Brumell’s departure from the force came almost four months after he was confirmed as the top cop. He succeeded Henry Greene who stepped down from the post after he was disgraced by a rape allegation. He was not charged based on a High Court ruling, although the Director of Public Prosecutions had recommended that he face the courts.

Greene subsequently died in a road accident on the West Coast Demerara.