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Wednesday 21 February 2018

Retired deputy a dark horse in race for CoP

Deputy Commissioner of Police Glen Hackett who retired earlier this year, is in the running to be the new Commissioner of Police.

Retired Deputy Commissioner of Police Glen Hackett is being touted as the dark horse in the race for Commissioner of Police. Hackett, who went on pre-retirement leave earlier this year, has made it to the final phase of interviews for the post.

Sources revealed yesterday he is running neck and neck with acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams. According to well-placed sources, former national security minister Gary Griffith, president of the Police Social and Welfare Association Michael Seales and secretary of the same association Anand Ramesar are running a close second.

On Tuesday, the Police Service Commission began its final interview with the finalists for the post and that of deputy commissioner. The interviews will end this Friday and the PSC is expected to send the names of those selected to the President by mid-December. The new commissioner and two deputies are expected to be in office by year’s end.

Other finalists for commissioner include Wayne “Watchman” Hayde and Harrikrishen Baldeo.


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