Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn on Monday received the keys and commissioned a new Police Outpost in Cummings Lodge New Housing Scheme, Greater Georgetown.
The outpost which was constructed at a cost of approximately $7M is an initiative of the Ministry of Housing and Water through a collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The outpost will serve the residents of the Cummings Lodge and Sophia area and will be supported by the Turkeyen Police Station, Greater Georgetown.
The new outpost will aid in the prevention and mitigation of crime and violence in the area and further re-enforce the Ministry’s commitment to providing safer and more secure communities.
Minister Benn expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Minister Croal for the significant gesture and looks forward to future collaborations. Minister Croal said he will soon be handing over another Police Outpost in the Providence/ Mocha Area, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
The modernized outpost will present a more public-friendly setting. “Our police station must be safe and welcoming for persons in the community even for the perpetrators”, Minister Benn stated.
The Permanent Secretary of the Home Affairs Ministry Mae Toussaint Jr. Thomas, the Acting Commissioner of Police Clifton Hicken, Deputy Commissioner of Police ‘Administration’ (ag) Calvin Brutus, Deputy Commissioner of Police ‘Operations’ (ag) Ravindradat Budhram, Head of the Police Force Special Branch Senior Superintendent Errol Watts, Commander of Regional Division 4 ‘A’ Assistant Commissioner of Police Simon Mc Bean, Superintendent of Police A. Barker, Deputy Superintendent of Police Fredella Boyce and other senior and junior officers, and members of the media who were also present at the commissioning ceremony.