Anderson takes command

Major General Antony Anderson, a former head of the Jamaican military, is now officially the country’s Commissioner of Police, his appointment taking effect on Monday morning.

A statement from the Police Service Commission on March 6, announcing his appointment, said General Anderson will be responsible for enhancing public security services, improving public order, reducing corruption as well as improving management and accountability in the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness expressed full confidence in the incoming commissioner on Sunday, saying he was "certain that he will be respectful of the structure (of) the organization and that he will build a strong alliance with the policemen and that he will assist in the transformation of the organization."

General Anderson is the third military officer to head the Jamaica Constabulary Force in the last three decades, the first being Colonel Trevor MacMillan, appointed in 1993, and Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin in 2007.

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