Senior ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Friday hosted their Annual Trainees’ Christmas Luncheon at the Police Officers’ Mess Annex to celebrate with almost 400 recruits.Loud cheering and applause filled the Annex as participants enjoyed the entertainment-packed programme which was in keeping with the spirit of the Christmas season. Attendees enjoyed performances in various forms of song, dance, skit and poetry.A section of the recruits at the Annual Trainees’ Christmas LuncheonRecruits were served and catered to by senior ranks of the force with various options of tantalising foods, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks. The faces of the recruits lit up with bright smiles as they were being served by senior ranks and top officials of the Police Force.Force Training Officer Clifton Hicken, speaking at the luncheon, stated that the senior ranks of the force are committed to pampering new recruits annually in the form of a luncheon. He said that it is a form of welcoming them to the profession whilst also fostering an environment where trainees are able to feel at home. Hicken along with other senior ranks toasted to the batch of recruits.A top rank of the Police Force serving recruits at the luncheon“We recognise over the years that the Commissioner and his senior administrative team are bent on ensuring that recruits are treated to a Christmas luncheon, having them feel home away from home, creating a new family. It is important too to understand that they’re sparing no efforts to ensure this reality becomes a success”.Deputy Commissioner Nigel Hoppie, during his speech, also reiterated the sentiments expressed by Hicken on the importance of this “age-old” tradition.At the event, incentives were also awarded to in excess of 30 ranks of the force attached to the kitchen for their outstanding contributions.Among top officials serving the recruits at the luncheon on Friday were Assistant Commissioner of Police Maxine Graham, Superintendent Commandant Stephen, Regional and Branch Commanders, as well as Heads of various administrative departments within the Police Force.