June 30, 2022

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Decentralisation of Police Clearance Office being considered

Police Head Quarters- Eve Leary

Following the call from Lindeners for the establishment of an office responsible for the issuance of Police Certificate of Character known as Police Clearance, the decision to decentralize this service is being considered by the Guyana Police Force.

On Saturday at an outreach hosted by Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo, one resident who was supported by many others, highlighted the difficulty and inconvenience of having to travel to Georgetown to apply for the police clearance and to return to pick it up at a later date. It was then noted by the Vice President, following inquiry, that the service can be made available in Linden.

It is expected that the decentralisation of the service will not only be done in Linden but in other outlying towns.

Speaking to the Regional Commander Hugh Winter on the matter, he said an announcement will be made once the decision is finalised. Police Clearances are presently being processed at the Police Head Quarter’s Eve Leary, Georgetown. A police clearance is needed particularly for job or visa applications.

In 2019, Linden’s passport office became operational which reduced the burden of residents’ having to travel to Georgetown to apply or renew their travel document.