The Police Service Commission (PSC) need not wait on any action by the Parliament, in order to shorten the process of appointing a new Commissioner of Police and Deputy Commissioner.
This according to leader of Government Business Camille Robinson-Regis, who made the revelation during an interview with the Express newspaper, in light of a report of debate in the House today, on the legal notice giving effect to a new simpler process of choosing these two key positions.
Robinson-Regis stated that the Commissioner of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Selection Process) Order, 2021 is a statutory instrument that is subject to the negative procedure in Parliament.
“The name of this procedure describes the form of scrutiny that the instrument receives from Parliament. What this means is that there is no debate required in either House in order to bring it into effect.”
“Therefore, the commission can proceed to act in accordance with the order and need not wait on any action by the Parliament.
The commission is also not required to wait until the order is laid in Parliament, which is a simple requirement of tabling that takes less than one minute,” she stated.