The Prime Minister has denied speculation that the Police Service will end up in chaos if there is no acting police commissioner.
Dr Keith Rowley, when asked about the issue during yesterday’s press briefing at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann’s, said that was just red herrings.’
He said the matter is before the court and by October 14, the country will know whether the appointment of an acting police commissioner must be done with parliamentary approval.
Rowley added, that until the Police Service Commission (PSC) is established and a commissioner is appointed, Deputy Commissioner of Police McDonald Jacob will lead the service.
He noted, “Once a commission is in place, they pick up the baton there and proceed to go through the process of appointing a commissioner and in the meantime, the deputy commissioner is in the post and will continue to run the police service as deputy commissioner. If his acting as commissioner is struck down by the court, then he has another position, deputy commissioner.”
Jacob’s acting appointment ends on October 15.