Mr. Colin O’Brien John and Mr. Frankie Joseph are the new Acting Commissioner of Police and Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police respectively in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
His Excellency, The Governor General, Sir Frederick Nathaniel Ballantyne, acting on the advice of the Police Service Commission (PSC) given with the consent of Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, has granted approval for the acting appointments effective January 2, 2018 until further notice.
Acting Commissioner John has succeeded former Commissioner Mr. Renold Hadaway who proceeded on pre-retirement leave on January 1, 2018.
Acting Commissioner John brings tremendous experience and knowledge to the organization which he now leads. He was enlisted in the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force in 1988.
After serving the organization for twenty three years, he was transferred to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in 2011 and appointed as the Assistant Director of Public Prosecution. He served in that position until 2016 when he rejoined the Police Force at the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police.
Meanwhile, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Frankie Joseph, a veteran Police Officer was enlisted in the Police Force on July 10, 1987. His previous postings included Immigration Department and the Police Training School. He recently served as the Ground Commander of the Regional Security System (RSS) Forces who were performing humanitarian security duties in Dominica.
The members of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police and its Auxiliary Forces congratulates Acting Commissioner Colin John and Acting Deputy Commissioner Frankie Joseph on their new appointments and thank Former Acting Commissioner of Police Mr. Renold Hadaway for his service and sterling contribution to the Police Force and St. Vincent and the Grenadines as a whole.