PSC places ad for new Police Commissioner

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PSC places ad for new Police Commissioner

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has issued an ad calling suitably qualified people to apply for the post of Commissioner of Police.

Erla Harewood-Christopher has been in the post for just over one year.

In the ad, which is published in today’s paper, the PSC said it is “seeking to appoint a suitably qualified TT national to the office of Commissioner of Police in the TT Police Service…and is inviting applications to fill the position.

The advertisement said the CoP “plans, organises, directs and controls all strategic activities of the Police Service in the enforcement of laws and ordinances, crime prevention and the protection of life and property in order to promote and achieve higher levels safety and security for the nation.”

The job summary said the work involves providing policy advice and decision-making support to the Minister, Permanent Secretary and the PSC and formulating, implementing and monitoring policies plans and programmes for the TTPS.

The successful applicant will also be required to manage the financial resources of the TTPS “particularly as it relates to the procurement of goods and services.”

The PSC said, “Work is performed with innovativeness, initiative, discretion and independent judgment and is reviewed as necessary to keep informed and to monitor effectiveness/accuracy based on functional policies.”

It said applicants must hold a Master’s degree in law, criminal justice, criminology, police service management or any other relevant degree from a recognised university.

Applicants must also have no less than 15 years’ experience of increasing responsibility in law enforcement.

Application forms must be submitted online only, with curriculum vitae and supporting documents to be uploaded online as well.

The deadline for applications to be submitted is 4 pm on May 3, 2024.

Harewood-Christopher was officially confirmed in the post by Parliament on February 3, 2023.