Novelette Grant now deputy police commissioner

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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ASSISTANT Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant yesterday became only the second woman in the history of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to be named to the second highest position in the organisation — deputy commissioner of police (DCP).


Grant will be in charge of the administration portfolio formerly held by DCP Clifford Blake, who has been put in charge of operations, while DCP Glenmore Hinds who had the operations portfolio has been put in charge of crime, which was held by newly appointed commissioner Carl Williams.


DCP Grant, prior to her new appointment, served the JCF as the commander for Police Area 5 which includes the divisions of St Andrew North, St Catherine North and South and St Thomas.


"I am truly honoured by this appointment and I will do my best to use all the skills I have acquired over the many years that I have served the JCF to do an efficient and good job as a deputy commissioner," Grant, who also headed the constabulary's Professional Standards Branch, told the Jamaica Observer.


The first woman to hold the post of deputy commissioner was Jevene Bent, who is now retired.






 


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