Brumell on Retirement: ‘When my time comes I will go’

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Kurt Campbell

Commissioner of Police, Leroy Brumell
Commissioner of Police, Leroy Brumell

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Police Commissioner Leroy Brumell will attain retirement age (55 year) come next month and there has not been any definite position from the responsible authorities on whether he will be retained and/or plans for filling the post otherwise.

When contacted today (Tuesday, January 14) by iNews, the Commissioner though refusing to speak on the issue made it clear that he plans to humbly give up the post when the time comes. “When my time comes I will go” he said.

While Crime Chief Seelall Persaud is believed to be next in line for the position, Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee has not broken word on whether he (or any other senior ranking officer) will immediately take up the post or whether the current Top Cop will be retained (either on contract or a month – to – month basis).

It was reported in one section of the media that both President Donald Ramotar and Opposition Leader David Granger is opposed to a public application process for the filling of the position.

Granger had reportedly advised that Brumell leaves when his time comes.

Brumell was sworn in as the 30th Police Commission in October 2013 after acting in the post for approximately two years, following the resignation of the late Henry Green. He joined the Force some 36 years ago.

Crime Chief, Deputy Commissioner Seelall Persaud
Crime Chief, Deputy Commissioner Seelall Persaud

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