Two in the running for top cop?

Two in the running for top cop?

The race to become the next top cop in Saint Lucia has two front runners in Acting Police Commissioner Errol Alexander and Director of Corrections, Vern Guard, well informed sources have told the Times.

The two, along with several senior Police Officers applied for the post, the Times has been told.

Alexander’s acting appointment ends on March 31, 2016.

During Alexander’s tenure as Acting Police Chief, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) reported a  general decrease in crime between January 1 and November 30, 2015, including a 13 percent drop in homicides.

According to sources, the Acting Police Commissioner is well qualified for the job.

One source told the Times that although Guard is a former Inspector of Police, he has his qualifications and is a very disciplined individual who has brought significant reforms to the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF).

Alexander and Guard are understood to have been interviewed for the position on Thursday of last week.

The government of Saint Lucia had advertised the position of Police Commissioner in October this year.

This came after Vernon Francois opted for early retirement from the post.

It was not immediately clear when the decision on who will be the next Police Commissioner will be made and an announcement given to that effect.


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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous
    December 17, 2015 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Very interesting and dubious. How Garde became a front runner when he is far from the benchmark qualifications as advertised by the government? Why other senior officers who applied and meet all the advertised qualifications received letters simply stating ‘you were not shortlisted’ for an interview? The roro this government looking for in the police force, they will finally get it. Hope they prepared to deal with the mes they creating.

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