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Police Commissioner George Quallo stepping down

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Quallo ... was expected to retire in August when he turns 60. This will be the fourth leadership change for the JCF in eight years.

George Fitzroy Quallo has signalled that he will demit office next week, law enforcement officials have revealed.

His last day in office will be Thursday.

Quallo reportedly met with Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday.

His decision to leave the job comes nine months after taking over the leadership of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

Quallo was expected to retire in August when he turns 60.

This will be the fourth leadership change for the JCF in eight years.

In 2010, Owen Ellington was appointed to replace Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin before suddenly opting for early retirement in 2014.

Ellington's successor, Dr Carl Williams also opted for early retirement and was replaced by Quallo in April last year.

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There have been reports of tensions between Quallo and the National Security Minister.

However, both men have denied those reports.

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Since yesterday, Quallo has been touring sections of St James where a state of public emergency is in place. 

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