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Major General Antony Anderson appointed police commissioner

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Police Service Commission (PSC) has announced the appointment of Major General Antony Anderson as Commissioner of Police for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) effective March 19.

According to the PSC, Major General Anderson has developed a keen understanding of the critical nature of the JCF in securing Jamaica and currently serves as the National Security Advisor since being appointed in December 2016 and is the first person to serve in this capacity in Jamaica.

He is also the principal advisor to Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Cabinet on internal and external security, intelligence and defence matters.

He is responsible for coordinating security activities across government and liaison with overseas security and intelligence entities.

The PSC also noted that Anderson is well-known to the members of the JCF having worked with the commissioning ranks on joint missions while he served in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and more recently in his role on the National Security Council.

“He is intimately aware of the challenges of the JCF with a clear vision of how it can be transformed to enhance public trust and confidence.

Major General Anderson has the demonstrated ability to lead the JCF at an important point of transformation, strengthening relationships with the other bodies that make up the islands security architecture,” said the PSC, adding that he will be responsible for enhancing the public security services in the country, improving public order, reducing corruption and improving management and accountability within the force.




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