COP Austin Williams is in office says PM Douglas

Commissioner of Police, Mr. Austin Williams (photo by Erasmus Williams)

ST. KITTS, JANUARY 18TH 2011 (CUOPM) – Commissioner of Police Mr. Austin Williams is in office and the post is not vacant.

This was disclosed Tuesday by St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, who said the process for a successor has begun as Mr. Williams will soon go into retirement.

“The post of Commissioner of Police is not vacant. The Commissioner of Police is Commissioner Austin Williams who has been serving in this capacity for about three years and he continues to hold that post. Austin is at the point of completing his stint of service and then will go into retirement. Once he goes into retirement the post become vacant and the process for filling that post when it becomes vacant has already started,” said Prime Minister Douglas in response to a caller on his weekly radio call in programme “Ask the Prime Minister.”

He said that for the few months, Commissioner of Police, Mr. Austin Williams will continue to perform his duties as commissioner.

“He is beyond the retirement age and so he has been appropriately informed that we would want at the end of this stint of service we would want to have the opportunity for a new commissioner,” said Prime Minister Douglas.

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