Members of the Guyana Police Force being trained on the use of the noise meter.
The EPA and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) once again joined forces to address the pervasive noise issue. The Agency conducted the second of a series of capacity building workshops on noise management with representatives from various divisions of the Guyana Police Force, during July 25-26, 2019. Preceding the training was a brief opening ceremony which saw the feature address being delivered by Hon. Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, Minister of Public Security. Remarks were also delivered by Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken and EPA’ s Executive Director, Dr. Vincent Adams.
The Police Officers were involved in both theoretical and practical applications relative to noise management. These include examining the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act, the Environmental Protection Act and the Environmental Protection Noise Management Regulations (2000). The Police Officers were also exposed to evidence-based enforcement of the Noise Regulations, and made recommendations for stronger collaboration between the two organisations.
The EPA is committed to continue collaboration with the GPF and other organisations and groups, to ensure noise emissions are within the permissible levels, and do not pose a threat to human health and the environment.