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Junior Police Legal Advisor
The incumbent will be based at CID Headquarters, Eve Leary.
The Junior Police Legal Advisor provides a wide range of legal counsel and advice on criminal law to employees of the Police Department which includes researching and advising on criminal investigations, training personnel on issues related to criminal law, and representing the department on legislative issues of interest to the Guyana Police Force.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- To advise the Guyana Police Force on all matters with respect to the investigation of all crimes, including the taking of caution statements, the gathering of evidence and supervising the preparation of cases for prosecution.
- To work in close collaboration with the DPP’s Chambers.
- To support the Guyana Police Force in the training of Criminal Investigators and Prosecutors.
- To issue advice on matters that do not require the specific intervention of the DPP’s Chambers.
- To be prepared to appear in court on behalf of the Guyana Police Force.
- To be knowledgeable of the laws of Guyana and be versed in research on local and international laws and law reports.
- To make recommendations to the Guyana Police Force on any legislative changes subject to review by the Ministry of Public Security.
- To make recommendations /decisions to the Guyana Police Force in relation to cases that should be subjected to appeal.
>The incumbent must have the ability to organise and manage workload and all persons with whom they come into contact in their course of duties.
>The incumbent regularly communicates with the DPP, Senior Police Legal Advisor and other members of the DPP’s Chambers.
> Communicates on a daily basis with the COP, police and members of the legal profession; Magistrates, Judges, victims and witnesses and with members of the public who have complaints in relation to administration of justice.
Note: Job Description/Specification can be obtained from the Personnel Department, Ministry of Home Affairs
Applications and curriculum vitae have to be submitted to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Lot 6 Brickdam, Georgetown, on February 1, 2021.