It was a weeping Leroy Brumell who took the oath as Commissioner of Police this morning promising to use the criticisms levelled against him constructively to fight crime.

After acting for almost a year, Brumell was sworn in at Office of the President today.

Leroy Brumell
Leroy Brumell

Brumell, who took office following the unceremonious removal of the late Henry Greene, said that from the time he joined the force his aim was to become commissioner and today that dream has come through.

Supported by his family, the commissioner who wept, said the road has not been easy but promised that he will do all in his power to protect the country from crime.

Later he told reporters that modernisation of the force is one of his top priorities.

President Donald Ramotar said that the government has been happy with the performance of Brumell since he became acting commissioner.