LETTER OF THE DAY - Advice for new commissioner of Jamaica Constabulary Force
The Editor, Sir:
Please allow me to publish these suggestions to whomever is chosen as the new commissioner of police for Jamaica.
Please let me say that you will have power and respect on assuming this job, so please use it to your advantage. If you do not, you will lose them faster than you got them. You will find yourself no different from other inefficient, non-performing commissioners who have gone ahead of you.
Make changes and make them now. Do not allow the Government to dictate to you. It does not have the responsibility of the commissioner, you do. Let them know that you 'run things'.
Here are some demands to be made immediately:
I know that you are the commissioner and not the government, but remember for you not to be like previous, inefficient commissioners, you need to take the opportunity to use the power you have been given now.
I am, etc.,