The Police Service Commission, PSC, is coming under fire for the hiring and now retiring of Police Commissioner, George Quallo, after just 9 months on the job.
The PSC, announced on the weekend that Commissioner Quallo is to demit office this Wednesday. This has raised eyebrows both in the private sector and civil society regarding the attrition rate of Police Commissioner. Since 2007, the average tenure of a police commissioner has been just over two years.
Commissioner Quallo will hold the office for the shortest period in the last decade at just nine months. Upon the selection of his replacement, the country will have had three police commissioners in as many years.
This has left Private Sector Organization President, Howard Mitchell curious about the selection process being used.
Mr. Mitchell says the PSC’s process must be reviewed for any deficiencies that has caused the rapid turnover. He also says the PSC must look further afield for a possible replacement.
Mr. Levy says his information suggests Commissioner Quallo was always meant as a stop gap measure.
However, a former Police Superintendent, Gladstone Wright, was less diplomatic. He says the entire PSC should resign.