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Carl Williams appointed commissioner of police

Published:Monday | September 8, 2014 | 2:11 PM
Carl Williams - Photo by Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer

Carl McKay Williams has been appointed commissioner of police.

The Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting, made the announcement today.

Williams' appointment comes into effect September 15.

The Ministry of National Security says Williams takes office with its the full support and that of the Government as he embarks upon the important national responsibility of leading the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

It says Williams holds a PhD in Criminal Justice and comes to the post with a track record of innovation and performance in a wide variety of command roles in the JCF. 

He is the founding director of MOCA and the innovator responsible for conceptualising and developing the Anti-Lottery Scam Taskforce.

Williams also led Jamaica's anti-narcotics campaign from 2000-2004 with the successful prosecution and/or extradition of a number of major narcotics traffickers.

The Ministry says Williams will be mandated to continue the process of professionalisation of the JCF with special emphasis on respecting the human rights of citizens. 

"Given the track record of Williams, the JCF is expected to continue making significant progress in the fight against organised crime and corruption under his leadership," the ministry said.

Williams, who is 50-years-old, enlisted in the force on the February 6, 1984. 

He is married to Dr Ann-Marie Barnes, and is the father of two daughters.


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