T&T Top Cop must be a national –new rules

(Trinidad Express) The rules have changed for the appointment of a Commissioner of Police (CoP), who now must be a Trinidad and Tobago national, Communications Minister Maxie Cuffie announced on Thursday.

The process will also now be handled by a local firm, Cuffie said at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister, St Clair. He also said the appointee could be a national living abroad.

No firm has been selected as the decision is a new one, Cuffie added, as he announced that Cabinet had approved an order to change the appointment process for the appointment of the CoP, a position that has since 2012 been manned by acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams.

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