Quallo becomes new police chief following former boss’ abrupt resignation
George Quallo has been named Jamaica’s new Commissioner of Police.
His appointment is effective, April 18.
The country’s Minister of National Security, Robert Montague, in making the announcement Monday, acknowledged the sterling contribution made by Novelette Grant who acted as Commissioner of Police following the resignation of Carl Williams in December.
Quallo has served the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) since 1976. He was appointed Assistant Commissioner of Police in December, 2010 and Deputy Commissioner in November, 2015.
Since January 2016, he has served as Deputy Commissioner of Police with responsibility for the Territorial Operations Portfolio.
Prior to this, he led various divisions within the JCF.
According to a release from the Ministry of National Security, Quallo has the demonstrated ability to lead the JCF at an important point of transformation, strengthening relationships with the other bodies that make up the island-nation’s security infrastructure.
He will be responsible for enhancing the security services to the country, improving public order, reducing corruption and improving accountability across the force.
As Commissioner, he will also be tasked to implement a comprehensive succession planning process for the Directorate of Constabulary.
Source: Jamaica Observer