No Police Commissioner Until Next Year

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By Prior Beharry

NO police commissioner will be appointed this year.

A media release from the Police Service Commission (PolSC) on Tuesday stated that it has extended the date of the selection process for a top cop to January 31, 2023.

It noted that on July 8, it had anticipated that the recruitment and selection process for a commissioner of police would be completed by the end of 2022.

The PolSC stated, “The Commission has commenced the process of vetting of all candidates as is required under the applicable law and governing the process for the establishment of an Order-of-Merit List for the office of Commissioner of Police.

“Unfortunately this process is now not expected to be completed by the end of 2022. Additional time has become necessary to ensure for a proper and in-depth security vetting of candidates.”

It added, “The Commission anticipates that it will require another month to complete the process. Accordingly, the Commission has extended the date for the completion of the selection process for a Commissioner of Police to January 31, 2023.”


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