Nominee for Deputy Commissioner to be debated in the House

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Nominee for Deputy Commissioner to be debated in the House

The nomination of McDonald Jacob as Deputy Commissioner of Police will be brought before Parliament today for debate.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is expected to pilot a motion, asking the House of Representatives to approve the President’s notification of Jacob’s nomination as Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Three nominations came to the Parliament but of the three, only Jacob has been selected for debate today.

Jacob has an LLB and master’s degree in criminology and criminal justice, plus 39 years’ service, of which 24 were as a detective in San Fernando. He has been a manager of the Crime and Problem Analysis (CAPA) unit and is a certified mediator. He was voted best-performing divisional commander (Northern Division) in 2016 and has been an acting DCP for the past year.

He is currently acting as DCP (Intelligence and Investigations).

The other nominees for the three vacancies are Inspector Mark Hernandez and Supt Andre Norton.

A recruitment firm assessed and chose the top five, of whom the Police Service Commission (PSC) selected three names to send to the President. She in turn sent a notification (dated March 11) for Parliament to approve.

Hernandez is head of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT.) Norton is in charge of the Police Academy.