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Shields says he won't apply for commish position

Published:Tuesday | July 29, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Mark Shields

Former deputy commissioner of police, Mark Shields, has ruled out any speculation that he could apply for the post of police commissioner.

Speaking with Cliff Hughes on Power 106 FM's 'Cliff Hughes On-line' yesterday morning, Shields said he was not considering applying for the top cop post.

Shields retired from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in 2010 as deputy commissioner after serving for almost five years.

The Police Service Commission, which will select a replacement for Owen Ellington, has invited applicants from within and outside the force.

Shields was one of several senior policemen from Britain to serve in key positions of the force.

He has remained a fierce critic of the police force.

The national security ministry announced the shock retirement of Owen Ellington on July 1.