More than 100 members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, have been promoted.

That’s according to the latest Force Orders issued by the Police Commissioner today. Among the promotions are 28 Deputy Superintendents.

Twelve members of the force were promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Police. Additionally, there’re now 71 new Inspectors of Police.

The most high-profile promotion gazetted in today’s force orders is that of Raymond Wilson. He’s moving from the rank of Sergeant to the rank of Assistant Superintendent. This sees him move out of the rank and file corps of the JCF that covers police personnel from the rank of Constable to Inspector. It also means he’s no longer eligible to be Chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation.

In total 111 members of the force were promoted.

The promotions were submitted and approved in July this year. They take effect Friday.

In September, National Security Minister, Robert Montague had urged the JCF, to fill almost 400 vacant senior positions in the force. Minister Montague argued that this would boost morale.