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Selvin Hay is new police inspector general... 5 things about him

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 10:07 AM
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Deputy Commissioner of Police Selvin Hay was appointed as Inspector General of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) effective Monday, February 18. 

In a statement, the JCF said Hay's appointment forms part of the force’s strategic transformation, which will see the Inspectorate of Constabulary restructured to robustly address matters dealing with professional standards and breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.

The primary functions of inspectorate are to conduct audits and inspections at all police formations and to ensure strict adherence to the standards and procedures of the organisation. 

Meet Selvin Hay

* Hay has over 31 years policing experience.

* Prior to this new assignment, Hay was responsible for the Crime and Security Portfolo in the JCF.  He had overall responsibility for the Criminal Investigation, Intelligence, Personal Security of Heads of Governments, the Diplomatic Corp, other VIPs and critical infrastructures.

* During his career, Hay did general policing, criminal investigation, intelligence, delivering investigative and counter corruption training.

* He also commanded the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force from 2012 to 2014.

* He has been trained and appointed a Governmental Expert in Anti-Corruption by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime. He is part of a team of experts which conducted a country review of Hungary’s anti-corruption mechanism, in Budapest, in 2013. Hay is a member of the International Congress of Police Transparency.

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