THE EDITOR, Sir:
With all the news items and letters in the press recently about the following, there is one question which has not been raised: Why was Assistant Commissioner of Police Les Green kept on the government payroll for eight long years at a very substantial remuneration?
His tenure extended over the last two political administrations which must, or should, have known that he, for whatever reason, was not accomplishing the assignment for which he was retained.
We knew what the problems were; that is why we invited him to solve them.
Judging from his own admission, he was not successful; did he have any successes?
Recently, business consultant Aubyn Hill wrote: "One of the things I have always told myself is that anything that is in the bank or company that I have taken over and that I haven't changed within three months, I have to hug it up, because I must love it."
He added, "Anything that you have not changed within six months after you take over the Government, you are hugging it up, because it means that you like it."
SOLVING OUR OWN PROBLEMS
I do not think we need someone from overseas to tell us how to improve the administration of the police force. We need to better administer the supervision, which would mean, for example, that members of the force must provide reports in a timely fashion.
Why would we need someone from overseas to tell us that we should be prompt in all our functions and responsibilities?
We need to move from paper to electronic, which would drag us into the 21st century and vastly speed up every activity in which law-enforcement personnel are engaged.