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Top cop to be named next week

Wednesday 31 March 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Local, National


Top cop to be named next week

The appointment of the new Police Commissioner will be made by the end of next week, says media advisor to the Office of the Prime Minister, Jaewynn McKay.

The role became vacant after former police commissioner Maara Tetava’s term which started in 2009 came to an end last year.

The recruitment process commenced in October 2020, with the applications closing on November 27, last year.

The appointment was first expected to be finalised in late January.

A week ago, Parliament agreed to remove compulsory retirement at the age of 60 years for members of the police to accommodate the incoming Police Commissioner. It was revealed that the Public Service Commission shortlisted two candidates for the top cop job, both of whom are believed to be in their early 60s.