Eighteen police stations across the country will be rehabilitated under the second component of the Citizen Security Strengthening Programme. This component seeks to improve the effectiveness of the Guyana Police Force and the Forensic Laboratory in preventing crimes and conducting crime investigations.
One of the stations to be remodelled
Initially, 12 stations would be remodelled to include:
A department for domestic violence cases and domestic violence case room with the provision of accommodation for children
Witness protection room
An automated case management room
Area for management of the public and
A listening room
The CSSP is in the process of hiring a consultant to begin designs for the first 12 selected stations. The first 12 stations identified for rehabilitation are:
Mibicuri Police Station
Cane Grove Police Station
La Grange Police Station
Mc Kenzie Police
Kwakwani Police Station
Enachu Police Station
Isanno Police Station
Aishalton Police Station
Annai Police Station
Suddie Police Station
Aurora Police Station
Mabaruma Police Station
The stations selected were based on recommendations made by the Guyana Police Force to the Project Manager of the CSSP, Clement Henry. Henry told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that these stations were considered the most in need.
Component Two is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) at a cost of $US5.5M. The CSSP is a five year programme.