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  • The Minister of National Security Hon. Peter Bunting has announced the appointment of Carl McKay Williams as Commissioner of Police, effective September 15, 2014.
  • The Minister was this morning formally advised by the Police Service Commission and subsequently briefed the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
  • Commissioner designate Carl Williams comes to the post with a track record of innovation and performance in a wide variety of command roles in the JCF.

The Minister of National Security Hon. Peter Bunting has announced the appointment of Carl McKay Williams as Commissioner of Police, effective September 15, 2014.  The Minister was this morning formally advised by the Police Service Commission and subsequently briefed the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Commissioner designate Carl Williams comes to the post with a track record of innovation and performance in a wide variety of command roles in the JCF.  He is highly qualified academically, with a Ph.D in Criminal Justice.  A proven strategic thinker, Williams is the founding director of MOCA and the innovator responsible for conceptualizing and developing the Anti-Lottery Scam Taskforce.  He led Jamaica’s anti-narcotics campaign from 2000 – 2004 with the successful prosecution and/or extradition of a number of major narcotics traffickers.

The new Commissioner will be mandated to continue the process of professionalization of the JCF with special emphasis on respecting the human rights of citizens.  Given the track record of Mr. Williams, the JCF is expected to continue making significant progress in the fight against organized crime and corruption under his leadership.

Mr. Williams, who is 50 years old, enlisted in the Force on the 6th February 1984.  He is married to Dr. Ann-Marie Barnes, and is the father of two daughters.

Commissioner designate Williams takes office with the full support of the Ministry and the Government as he embarks upon the important national responsibility of leading the Jamaica Constabulary Force.