Acting Commissioner Williams gets another 6-month extension

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The term of Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams has been extended by another six months.

A release from the Police Service Commission on Thursday afternoon stated that the Commission met earlier in the day and took a decision to re-appoint Mr. Williams to act as Commissioner of Police for the period August 1st 2013 to January 31st 2014.

The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Professor Ramesh Deosaran, presented a re-appointment letter to Acting Commissioner Williams on Thursday.

The Commission said it has noted the several challenges facing the Office of the Commissioner and acknowledged the steps that he is taking to improve the Police Service.

The Police Service Commission is expected to finalise the acting arrangements for two Deputy Commissioners within a week.

It is awaiting a shortlist of candidates from the firm which has to advertise and screen applicants for the offices of Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of Police.

This is Mr. Williams' second extension.

At its Statutory Meeting on January 17th this year, the PSC unanimously agreed to extend his appointment, as well as those of Messrs Raymond Craig and Simeon Alexis as Deputy Commissioners of Police to July 31st, 2013.

Each officer received their initial acting appointments from August 7th last year, to January 31st this year. After which, they were extended by another six months to July 31st.

The appointments were occasioned by last year’s resignations of Dr. Dwayne Gibbs as Commissioner of Police and Mr. Jack Ewatski as Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Written by C News