George Quallo was appointed yesterday as the new Police Commissioner. Observers are suggesting that he tackle high crimes rate and a murder rate that has jumped 21 per cent over the same period last year. Hmmmm…could there be anything else he would prioritize as the man responsible for overseeing the people who keep citizens safe? From a Gleaner story:
Amid wide public support for incoming Police Commissioner George Quallo, there is a suggestion from a former high-ranking member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) that his first order of business must be tackling the country’s high murder rate and other violent crimes.
There is speculation and wonder about why acting Commissioner Novelette Grant was not appointed, but no explanation has been given. In terms of communications about this appointment, however, things are not off to a good start. From a Ministry of National Security news release:
Please note, Mr. Quallo’s name is George Fitzroy Quallo, not Fitzroy George Quallo
Someone got his name wrong in the press release.