Severin Moncherry appointed Police Chief

Severin Moncherry has been appointed Commissioner of Police in  letter dated March 14, 2016 from Governor General, Dame Pearlette Louisy.

Severin Moncherry, a Superintendent of Police, will take over from current Acting Police Commissioner, Errol Alexander on April 1, 2016.

His letter of appointment states  that there will be a probationary period of six months.

Earlier today, Minister of Home Affairs and National Security, Victor La Corbiniere, told members of the media that Acting Commissioner, Errol Alexander is reaching retirement age.

“That is the reason why he has to go and not as being suggested in some quarters that he was being pushed out or some other reason. He has reached his retirement age and it is as simple as that,” the Minister asserted.

Recently it was reported that Alexander and current Director of Corrections, Vern Guard, were the two frontrunners for the position of Police Chief.

But their applications were both rejected by the Public Service Commission and the position was re-advertised as a senior officer challenged the process in court, according to the news reports.

Alexander subsequently decided not to reapply, saying that he did not intend to stay in the force a minute after his retirement.