The Guyana Police Force (GPF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday with the United States Mission to Guyana to provide supplemental security services.
Minister of Home Affairs Robeson Benn and US Ambassador to Guyana Sarah-Ann Lynch signed the MoU in the Ministry’s Boardroom at Georgetown.
The MoU, which is reviewed annually, establishes the terms under which the GPF’s Liaison Unit will provide perimeter security for the United States Mission.
The Home Affairs Ministry said the government recognises its responsibilities under international law, as reflected in the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, to take all appropriate steps to protect the premises of the US diplomatic mission and to prevent any attack on them or family members.
“As a supplement to fulfilling these obligations, the GPF, acting on behalf of the GoG, will provide the supplemental security services specified in the MOU,” the Ministry said.
The security detail’s high professionalism and work ethics were noted by Ambassador Lynch, who also conveyed her appreciation for the job they are performing.
Also present at the event were Commissioner of Police (ag) Clifton Hicken, Deputy Commissioner ‘Administration’ Calvin Brutus, and Deputy Commissioner ‘Operations’ Ravindradat Budhram.