No 2 police job opened to chief inspectors

  • Stepping down: Paul Wright (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Stepping down: Paul Wright (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

The job of Deputy Commissioner of Police has been opened up to those at junior management level.

Chief inspectors, as well as more senior ranks, will be eligible for the second-in-command position if they pass a strategic command course in Britain.

The official notice said the deputy commissioner’s job is to “assist the commissioner with the efficient and effective strategic and operational leadership of the Bermuda Police Service ...”

The role also includes giving professional advice to the Police Complaints Authority, helping to ensure the “operational and organisational efficiency” of the service and “assist in the drive and delivery of transformational leadership within the service”.

The command course will be held at the UK’s College of Policing in Coventry, England, between January and March next year.

The job became available after Paul Wright announced he was retiring next month after 34 years’ service with the BPS.

The notice said: “Upon successful completion of this course, they will be appointed as Deputy Commissioner at a date agreed by His Excellency the Governor.

“Applicants must be able to demonstrate extensive operational experience in a senior command role and exceptional leadership qualities that will support the BPS in going forward.”

The notice added that a university education could be “a significant advantage” but that consideration would also be given to candidates with professional qualifications and related experience as well.

The change in policy was announced in an Official Gazette advertisement in The Royal Gazette last Friday.

Commissioner Stephen Corbishley is off the island on police business and did not respond to a request for comment by press time.

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Published Oct 23, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Oct 23, 2018 at 9:23 am)

No 2 police job opened to chief inspectors

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