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Carl Williams appointed Police Commissioner

Featured Jamaica's new Commissioner of Police Carl McKay Williams Jamaica's new Commissioner of Police Carl McKay Williams
Kingston, Jamaica, September 10, 2014 - Jamaica's search for a police commissioner has ended with the appointment of Carl McKay Williams  as the island's new Commissioner of Police, effective September 15, 2014. He replaces Owen Ellington who retired from the force on July 1, 2014 after serving  the constabulary for thirty four years.

This is the word from National Security Minister Peter Bunting who announced that yesterday morning that he was formally advised by the Police Service Commission of the news and has subsequently briefed the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Commissioner designate Carl Williams comes to the post with a track record of innovation and performance in a wide variety of command roles in the JCF.  He is highly qualified academically, with a Ph.D in Criminal Justice. 

A proven strategic thinker, Williams is the founding director of MOCA and the innovator responsible for conceptualizing and developing the Anti-Lottery Scam Taskforce.  He led Jamaica’s anti-narcotics campaign from 2000 – 2004 with the successful prosecution and/or extradition of a number of major narcotics traffickers.

The new Commissioner will be mandated to continue the process of professionalization of the JCF with special emphasis on respecting the human rights of citizens.  Given the track record of Mr. Williams, the JCF is expected to continue making significant progress in the fight against organized crime and corruption under his leadership.

Mr. Williams, who is 50 years old, enlisted in the Force on the 6th February 1984.  He is married to Dr. Ann-Marie Barnes, and is the father of two daughters.

Commissioner designates Williams takes office with the full support of the Ministry and the Government as he embarks upon the important national responsibility of leading the Jamaica Constabulary Force. 

Last modified onMonday, 15 September 2014 07:28

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