Women's Issues In Guyana


Nearly 600 women in police force

Posted in Law Enforcement by wiig on January 8, 2006
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Stabroek News – January 8, 2006

Close to 600 women now make up the pool of ranks in the Guyana Police Force and some time in the future there could be a female Commissioner of Police, Winston Felix said recently.

At a just concluded two-day workshop for police ranks, which aimed at promoting personal and professional development of female ranks among other things, Felix said there has been a steady increase of women joining the force.

He noted that in 1972, there was only one woman in the force whereas today, there are 574 female ranks. Felix said too that the female ranks play a vital role in maintaining the force’s mandate to ‘serve and protect’.

According to GINA, 85 ranks from A, B, D, E and F Divisions, Headquarters and the Immigration Office participated in the two-day workshop which was funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

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