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JCF announces major shake-up in leadership ranks

Published:Saturday | August 23, 2014 | 6:25 PM

The Police High Command has announced a shake-up in the senior ranks of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

As a result, the JCF’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) says nine senior officers will take up new assignments come September 1.

At the top of the list is the former head of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) Assistant Commissioner Gervais Taylor, who has been given responsibility for the JCF’s administration portfolio.

Earlier this month, Army Colonel D.T. Edwards was tapped to head MOCA after it was merged with the JCF’s Anti-Corruption Branch.

Taylor will replace Senior Superintendent Egbert Parkins, who has been transferred to the Community Safety and Security Branch.

Another notable transfer is that of Senior Superintendent Andrew Lewis as head of the Police Traffic Division to the Court of Enquiry.

He will be replaced by Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, who is now assigned to the JCF’s Operations Branch.

The other senior officers set to take up new appointments include head of the Manchester Police Senior Superintendent Marlon Nesbeth, who is being shifted to the Area 5 Police; Superintendent Melvin Brown, who will take over from Nesbeth in Manchester; Superintendent Victor Hamilton, who will take over from Brown at the Mounted Troops Division.

The others are Superintendents Carl Ferguson and Terrence Sancko, who will trade roles at the St Catherine South Division and the Marine Division, respectively.

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