Four senior members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) were yesterday promoted to the rank of assistant commissioner.
They are senior superintendents Selvin Hay, Carlton Wilson, Devon Watkis and Paul Ferguson.
Along with his promotion, Hay's appointment as the head of the Anti-Corruption Branch of the JCF was also made official. He had been acting in the post since former Assistant Commissioner Justin Felice left last month to take over as head of the Financial Investigations Division.
Watkis was also confirmed as head of the Area One Police which covers Westmoreland, Hanover, Trelawny and St James. He replaces Assistant Commissioner Carl Williams who is now the head of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force.
Wilson, who was the head of the St Ann Police, and Ferguson have been transferred to the Inspectorate of the Constabulary, the division that oversees the implementation of force policies.
Superintendent Dudley Scott will take over as head of the St Ann Police.
Police Commissioner Owen Ellington praised the men, saying they have served with distinction over many years.
"I am confident that they will continue their good work and will always be a credit to the JCF," Ellington said.