Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams, who returned to office after a month’s vacation, confirmed yesterday that he had applied for the post of Commissioner of Police and was eagerly awaiting the selection of a suitable candidate.
Asked about his chances of being selected after acting in the position for several years, Williams said he was ready and prepared. Several officers including Ag DCP Harold Phillip, ACP Irwin Hackshaw, Police Social Welfare Association head Ag ASP Michael Sealy and others have applied for the post.
Former national security minister in the People’s Partnership administration Gary Griffith has also applied for the post. Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC) Marie Therese Gomes said yesterday the most suitable candidate should be in office by year’s end. The PSC will be meeting with recruiting firm, KPMG, to discuss the way forward in perusing online applications for the post of Commissioner and two Deputy Commissioners.
The deadline for such applications ended at midnight last week Friday.