The current administration of the police service has been described as “leaderless” and ineffective in crime fighting.
Those were the words of retired Senior Superintendent of the Central Division, Johnny Abraham.
Speaking during the UNC’s Anti-Crime town hall meeting last evening at the La Joya Auditorium in St Joseph, Abraham said the reason there was no leadership in the police service, was due to the fact that some persons got elevated due to their friends and their clique.
He accused the current generation of police leaders of failing to inspire subordinates to confront criminals.
Abraham said while he was on the ground fighting crime, they were studying.
Recalling his experiences in rallying a police response to an upsurge in gang killings in Chaguanas in 2015, Abraham said he was capable of securing the entire Central Division using only five strategically placed police vehicles.
He also noted that the involvement of divisional leaders in the anti-crime activities was crucial in achieving operational objectives.