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DCP Novelette Grant to act as Police Commissioner

Featured DCP Novelette Grant to act as Commissioner of Police effective January 7. DCP Novelette Grant to act as Commissioner of Police effective January 7.
KINGSTON, December 23, 2016 - Deputy Commissioner Novelette Grant is to act as Police Commissioner, effective January 7, following upon the resignation of Police Commissioner Dr. Carl Williams.

This was disclosed on Thursday night by Professor Gordon Shirley, Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC). DCP Grant will act for a period of 90 days, and during this period a new commissioner will be identified.

Professor Shirley said the PSC will be seeking applications for the position by public advertisement. He said the commission accepted Dr Williams' request to retire after extensive consultations.

Word cane yesterday by way of a leaked letter, obtained by the Jamaica Gleaner, that Williams wrote to the Police Service Commission in which he indicated that he will proceed on early retirement on January 6.

The Gleaner said Williams indicated that his decision to step down was based on personal reasons.

“Having enlisted in the JCF (Jamaica Constabulary Force) in February 1984, it has been my honour to have given more than three decades of tireless service to my country,” Williams said.

In an interview with RJR's Beyond the Headlines on Thursday, Dr Williams insisted that he is resigning come next month due to personal reasons.

He has apologised to members of the police force and the public for the leaking of his resignation letter, just days after publicly declaring that he wasn't leaving the job.

The outgoing commissioner is maintaining that he was not forced out of the job by the new JLP administration.

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