Several new Community Policing Groups (CPGs) will soon be established in Regions Five and Six. Administrator of the CPGs, Dennis Pompey made this disclosure during an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI).“We were able to identify persons who are willing to form groups based on the crime situation in their respective communities. It also helps us to understand what is happening in the various communities,” he explained.Pompey noted that two groups, each from the Corentyne and West Coast of Berbice, have made requests adding that he has already outlined for them the procedures they need to follow in forming the groups. The administrator said that he is optimistic that by next week, the groups in Corentyne should be formed.The outreaches, according to Pompey, are a major plus for the expansion of the CPGs countrywide stating that “it helps us to improve and expand on community policing in the various regions”.Community Policing Groups have, over the years, played an integral role in assisting the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to clamp down on serious crimes. This was credited largely to the continued expansion of the CPGs countrywide.During the rollout of the CPGs 43rd anniversary earlier this year, Pompey stated that “this has helped us uncover intelligence of prime criminal activities such as the carjacking ring that was dismantled on the East Coast and the Soesdyke-Linden Highway, an illegalairstrip in Region Nine, also in Kwakwani we were able to recover stolen equipment such as outboard engines”.Additionally, it was revealed that Guyana’s borders are now strengthened with the establishment of Community Policing Groups (CPGs) in several hinterland regions. Additionally, in 2017, there were just over 5000 patrols carried out by CPGs compared to over 9000 carried out in 2018, a significant increase which has proven to be fruitful.After taking office in 2015, the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change Government had taken away the vehicles from the CPGs and handed them over to the Guyana Police Force. In 2017, realising the importance of CPGs, Ramjattan announced that several of those resources have since been returned to the CPGs.