DCP Jacob appointed Accounting Officer for TTPS

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DCP Jacob appointed Accounting Officer for TTPS

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Mc Donald Jacob has been appointed the Accounting Officer for the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

The Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert, in a media release on Saturday afternoon, advised that the appointment in accordance with Section 2 of the Exchequer and Audit Act, Chap. 69:01 and Regulation 3 of the Financial Regulations, took effect from October 15th, 2021, until further notice.

This news comes after Jacob’s appointment as acting Commissioner of Police came to an end on Friday, following a High Court ruling on Thursday by Justice Nadia Kangaloo.

Kangaloo ruled that the acting appointments of Jacob and Gary Griffith by the previous Bliss Seepersad-led Police Service Commission (PSC) were illegal and unconstitutional, since they were not done in accordance with provisions set out in Section 123 of the Constitution.