Carl McKay Williams has been appointed commissioner of police.
The Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting, made the announcement today.
Williams’ appointment comes into effect September 15.
The Ministry of National Security says Williams takes office with its the full support and that of the Government as he embarks upon the important national responsibility of leading the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).
It says Williams holds a PhD in Criminal Justice and comes to the post with a track record of innovation and performance in a wide variety of command roles in the JCF.
He is the founding director of The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) and the innovator responsible for conceptualizing and developing the Anti-Lottery Scam Taskforce.
Williams also led Jamaica’s anti-narcotics campaign from 2000-2004 with the successful prosecution and/or extradition of a number of major narcotics traffickers.