Greene confirmed as Guyanaâ€™s top cop
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC â€“ After acting in the post for two years, Henry Greene has been officially appointed to serve as Guyanaâ€™s Police Commissioner.
In making the appointment here on Wednesday, President Bharrat Jagdeo said he was impressed with Greene’s performance since taking over the duties of top cop following Winston Felix’s retirement in 2006.
“I am very pleased with the performance of the Commissioner of Police. He took over at a difficult time, he has had many challenges, but led the Force well (and) it gives me great pleasure in appointing him,” Jagdeo told those gathering for the simple ceremony, which took place at the Office of the President in
“With you (Greene) at the head of the police force and Commodore (Gary) Best as the head of the army, it makes a strong team and the joint services have been collaborating well, so we will continue to rely on you and we the people of this country expect that you will perform at the highest level,” Jagdeo added.
In welcoming his appointment, Commissioner Greene expressed gratitude to the President and people of
“I am very happy, thankful to the people of this country and government for the confidence that they have placed in me … from the very first day I was appointed to act I felt that confidence from the President and all the people of
The top cop also pledged to work “assiduously” with his team of officers to ensure that
“Our duty is to ensure that this country is secure and all of can walk peacefully as far as that could be ... and that is the mandate I will continue to lead the Force with,” he said.
Under Greene’s watch, the Force has been grappling with an increase in violent crime – the most publicised of which have been three massacres which occurred in 2008. On the flipside, the Force has listed among its most notable achievements, the capture and killing of several members of the notorious Rondell “Fineman” Rawlins gang, including Rawlins himself, who had been blamed for much of the recent crime in the country.