Former army chief Major General Antony Anderson appointed Police Commissioner
Former army chief Major General Antony Anderson has been appointed Police Commissioner effective March 19.
He will succeed George Quallo who retired earlier this year.
Major General Anderson currently serves as the National Security Adviser, a post he has filled since being appointed in December 2016.
The first person to serve in this capacity in Jamaica, Anderson is the principal adviser to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet on internal and external security, intelligence and defence matters.
He is responsible for coordinating security activities across government and liaison with overseas security and intelligence entities.
Anderson has had a military career in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) spanning 34 years, culminating in his six-year tenure as Chief of Defence Staff.