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Thursday 19 October 2017
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Williams, Ramesar to apply for top post

Stephen Williams

LATEST UPDATE:

Acting Police Commissioner, Stephen Williams, as well as former Minister of National Security and Secretary of the Police Social and Welfare Associaton, Acting ASP Anand Ramesar are among people who will be applying for the post of Police Commissioner in the TT Police Service.

Yesterday the Police Service Commission placed advertisements in the daily newspapers to advertise for the post of Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner.

The ad said: “The Police Service Commission of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is searching for the future leaders of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. The applicants must possess a strong work ethic, thrive on challenges, be committed to reducing the level of crime within the country and dedicated to providing outstanding public service. The applicants should also be proficient in leading and managing large, complex law enforcement organisations with high public visibility.”

Williams has been acting in the post 11 times since the departure of then police commissioner Dwayne Gibbs.

Gibbs and his deputy commissioner Jack Ewatski , both Canadians, resigned their positions in 2013 and returned to Canada for personal reasons. Williams has been acting in that post since then. Newsday also understands Assistant Commissioner of Police Irwin Hackshaw will be among those applying for the post of Deputy Commissioner and even Commissioner of Police. Hackshaw was described yesterday as having the requisite qualifications for the two top positions in the service.

Sources also revealed even junior officers, who may have the qualifications for the post of Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner will also be applying for the post.

It is expected that the country will have a new commissioner in office by January 2018.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Acting Police Commissioner, Stephen Williams, as well as former Minister of National Security and Secretary of the Police Social and Welfare Associaton, Acting ASP Anand Ramesar are among people who will be applying for the post of Police Commissioner in the TT Police Service. Read more in tomorrow's Newsday.

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