Nationwide News understands that the Police Service Commission, PSC, has short-listed six candidates as the search for a replacement for outgoing Police Commissioner, Owen Ellington, is winding down.

Head of the Police Border and Security Branch, Deputy Commissioner, James Golding, has made the short list of six.

So too Deputy Commissioner, Clifford Blake, who’s currently in charge of the Police Force’s administration portfolio.

Deputy Commissioner in charge of crime, Karl Williams, is also on the list. DCP Williams has been touted as the front runner to replace Ellington.

It’s understood that Commanding Officer for the Police Area 5, Assistant Commissioner, Novelette Grant, is the only female on the list.

Head of the JCF’s Inspectorate Branch, Deputy Commissioner, Delworth Heath, has also made the short-list.

It’s not immediately clear whether Acting Commissioner, Glenmore Hinds, who applied for the job of Police Commissioner will also be interviewed.

Interviews will begin this Friday at the Heroes Circle head office of the Police Service Commission.

The five-member commission that will select the country’s new Police Commissioner is headed by Ambassador Gordon Shirley.

Doctors, Marshall Hall and Brian Thompson, along with Bishop Dr. Robert Thompson, and attorney, Arlene Harrison-Henry complete the panel.

In July, National Security Minister, Peter Bunting told parliament that Commissioner Ellington’s replacement will be known by September.