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Police force blames Service Commission for delayed promotions

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud.

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud.

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) is continuing to lay the blame squarely on the Police Service Commission (PSC) for the delay in promoting police ranks.

The PSC has already notified the Police Force that promotions would not be known until February, 2016.

In a statement, the force said Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud in October 2015 immediately dispatched the personal files of Officers, Inspectors and Sergeants to the PSC at its request.

The PSC had also requested that identified ranks report to the Service Commission since then and this was complied with immediately.

However, the Police Service Commission never requested the recommendations for promotion from the Commissioner of Police until during December 2015 and this was acted upon.

The Guyana Police Force  also wants the PSC to clarify to the public which section of the Police Act states that promotion is dependent on a rank passing the Appropriate Qualifying Examination.



According to the police force uring January 2015 the Commissioner of Police had written the Chairman of the Police Service Commission for information on the criteria used by the Service Commission in making promotions in the Police Force, in order to guide the Force Administration in making recommendations, but has not received any response to date.


“For that very reason, and taking into consideration the fact that the Service Commission had sent for the personal files and interviewed a number of ranks, the Force Administration did not volunteer a list of recommendations for promotion until it was requested,” said the police force.


  • Change them leftovers.

    • Emile_Mervin

      It is now obvious to all that the Police Service Commission is stacked with PPP political loyalists, but instead of reading the tea leaves and knowing how to operate in a new political dispensation, the loyalists are blind and stupid to a fault.
      Trust me, although I hate to say it now, I am of the firmest conviction that the coalition owes it to Guyana to never allow Jagdeo to be President again. Yes, the PNC rigged elections, thereby denying EVERYONE the right to free and fair elections, but what Jagdeo and the PPP did was worse than denying EVERYONE their right to free and fair elections: they used the votes they received to rip off the government and country, and for this reason and by any means necessary, neither he nor his puppets should ever be allowed to govern again.
      YES, I SAID IT!

      • SeeLochan Beharry

        Hi Emile,
        Well said!
        The PPP did it all for personal financial gain for themselves. The masses suffered. The PPP and its original aspirations as we know it is long dead. Even the University, the Legacy of Dr Jagan and the then PPP, was ruthlessly trampled into the ground. The Mr Jagdeo’s PPP has abandoned the people in their pursuit of wealth, power and privileges. The respect of the PPP is gone. No one will risk their life for the PPP now. All things come to an end.

        Seelochan Beharry

        • Dharamkumar02

          Seelochan I sincerely hope so. I am truly disappointed with the Coalition Govt, I think they should have moved a long time ago to charge and jail these criminals, namely jagdeo, ali, persaud, brassington, ashni and the rest. These criminals have done the Guyanese people a great deal of injustice. Jail them all.

          • SeeLochan Beharry

            The Mr. Jagdeo PPP gang is way ahead of the Coalition Govt. It is a mismatch. Chances are nothing will happen. The PPP guys are confident that their tracks are well-covered.
            The sad part is that they destroyed what the PPP founders took years to build. People in the PPP are not trained to think for themselves only follow the leader – right or wrong. This led to their demise and we do not know what they stand for.
            Dharam we share your concerns for justice, but that will most like elude us.
            Seelochan Beharry

      • Like yuh “born again”! Best wishes to you &Family and all bloggers for 2016.
        My new years resolution includes reduced blogging ,refresh and practice my Español and only blogging on serious issues.

      • Kaieteur_Canada

        50 years in opposition with equal jail time is what I see in the crystal ball.

  • Dharamkumar02

    ACP Ramnarine should be the Commissioner. Persaud must be replaced, he was a PPP sponge.