A section of the gathering at the launching of the training programmeThe Guyana Police Force Monday embarked upon a training programme for the development of Station Sergeants and newly promoted subordinate officers.These core courses are pertinent to the Guyana Police Force Paul Williams, Assistant commissioner in charge of administration said at the opening ceremony held at Officers’ Training Centre Monday.Williams explained that the programme includes Project and Strategic Management and will aid in the review of the Human and other resources available to them in an effort to bring about maximum gain. “We find that these are important at this time although the Force is doing well; ranks need to be equip with requisite knowledge and skills and it is our duty to serve this nation and we will do so to the highest standard,” Williams said. He added that the training aims at promoting capacity building and sustenance of professionalism.Meanwhile, Police Commissioner Leslie James, in his feature address charged the ranks to execute their daily routines with commitment and professionalism.He pointed out that domestic security has improved and expressed thanks to the United Kingdom and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Government of Guyana for the newly introduced Strategic Plan 2019-2021 which will be reviewed annually. The Strategic plan has a monitoring and evaluation aspect and oversight will be done fortnightly by commanders and other group members on performance of ranks. He also highlighted that there will be quarterly reporting on progress being made in this regard.Commissioner James urged ranks to be confident and well informed when executing their duties. “If you’re timid, you’re in the wrong job”. “You cannot be a timid soul and doing police work. It just can’t happen,” he said.He cautioned the station managers that the Force’s administration would be taking serious actions against them for failure to comply with Standard Operating Procedures and Standing Orders. He also emphasised the need for caution when entering records in the station diary or the occurrence, saying that such documentary evidence could “have far-reaching implications” such as far as the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice, Guyana’s final court of appeal.James pointed out the Police force’s administration would not treat lightly matters such as inaction, false imprisonment of person, and no entries.Commission James highlighted that the force is a more reformed one which will soon see the introduction of body cams other modernized crime fighting techniques being used. James stressed the need for the law enforcement agents to strive for knowledge and self-improvement by furthering their studies at tertiary institutions and making themselves more effective in executing duties. He added that this will foster better community and other stakeholders’ relationship.James added that he has instructed Office of Professional responsibility to visit divisions and engage ranks on issues of concern. This he said will aid in better relation among members of the force.