Tuesday, April 23, 2024

New police chief ‘soon’


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Neither Attorney General Dale Marshall nor the president of the Barbados Police Association Constable Mervin Grace have any issues with the length of time it is taking for a new Commissioner of Police to be chosen.

Yesterday, Marshall explained both Commissioner Tyrone Griffith and Deputy Commissioner Oral Williams were asked to delay their pre-retirement leave in order to completely serve out their time until retirement.

“The current Commissioner of Police continues in office until his retirement, he will not reach retirement age until November. The Prime Minister and I have had discussions with the leadership of the force and we have all felt it is important to have both Commissioner Griffith and Deputy Commissioner Williams stay on until they reach retirement age.

“We feel the level of skills of these two individuals are such that we want to retain them in the force for as much time as possible. Therefore, we have asked them to stay on – until October 18 in the case of the Deputy Commissioner. There is nothing unusual about that practice, it has happened before,” he said. (CA)

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