Gang expert’s contract likely to be extended
The island’s gang violence reduction co-ordinator is in line to get his one-year contract extended, the national security minister said.
Leroy Bean, a pastor, was appointed to the $92,000-a-year job last October. Wayne Caines said at the time that Mr Bean brought 20 years of experience working with gangs and confirmed the process had started to consider whether his contract will be renewed.
Mr Caines added: “He is out all hours of the night, he is called to many different people’s homes, he has to manage a team here in the office but, more importantly, he is required to be at incidents that people never see.
“So, when there is gang tension or somebody needs to get some assistance or somebody is in a really bad predicament, they are calling him at all hours.”
Mr Caines said an extension had to be discussed by Cabinet.
He added: “When I have the opportunity, it will be my recommendation that his contract is extended.”
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