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The Police Service Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Lucius A. Thomas as the new Commissioner to succeed Mr. Francis Forbes, with effect from Wednesday, January 19, 2005.
Mr. Thomas joined the Jamaica Constabulary Force in 1969 at the age of 20 years and has served with distinction for the past 36 years. He has served in several Divisions, including the Mobile Reserve, Kingston Central Division and for over 25 years at Special Branch.
He has progressed through the ranks, beginning with being promoted to a Corporal in 1977, Sergeant (1983), Inspector (1987), Assistant Superintendent of Police (1989), Deputy Superintendent of Police (1991), Superintendent of Police (1996), Senior Superintendent of Police (1998), and Assistant Commissioner of Police (1999). In 2001 he was promoted to Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Crime Portfolio.
Deputy Commissioner Thomas has been trained both locally and abroad, pursuing courses in Intelligence Management for Senior Officers, Aviation Security, Tactical Weapons Disposal, and Crises Management for Major Events. He has also undergone training in Human Resource Management at the Police Staff College as well as in the United Kingdom.
Over the past 15 years Mr. Thomas has been responsible for the security arrangements for all major international events, including the provision of security for all V.I.P’s and Heads of Government attending these events. Notable among these were the arrangements for the funeral of the Late Prime Minister, the Rt. Honourable Michael Manley and the G-15 Summit. His loyal and dedicated service to the force and the people of Jamaica was recognized by the Award for Meritorious Service in 1987.

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