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Commissioner of Corrections job advertised

The Commissioner of Corrections oversees Bermuda’s prisons, including Westgate at Dockyard (File photograph)

A hunt has been launched for a new head of the prison service.

The Commissioner of Corrections post was advertised three and a half years after Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Lamb, the last permanent commissioner, was seconded to the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee as project manager.

The role was filled in an acting capacity by senior prison service officers after Colonel Lamb’s departure.

The Commissioner of Corrections is responsible for the management of prisons and for ensuring “public safety and the rehabilitation of inmates, according to legislation and policy instituted by the legislature and/or the Minister of National Security”.

A spokeswoman for the national security ministry said: “The recruitment and interview process will go through the necessary hiring protocols, which is in keeping with the Public Service Commission guidelines.”

Colonel Lamb, a former Commanding Officer of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, was appointed as Commissioner of Corrections in 2006.

He moved to the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee in 2018 and last April was unveiled as the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of the Cabinet Office, where he had been in an acting role since 2019.

Assistant Commissioner of Corrections Keeva Joell-Benjamin was acting head of the service up to February 28, when she was replaced by Assistant Commissioner of Corrections Phillip Downie.

The Commissioner’s job is advertised on the Bermuda Job Board at www.gov.bm.

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Published October 13, 2021 at 7:37 am (Updated October 13, 2021 at 7:37 am)

Commissioner of Corrections job advertised

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