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Nov 30, 2011

Crispin Jeffries offers advice to decision-makers

Crispin Jeffries

It may be a farewell but it’s not quite a goodbye for Jeffries. There are reports that he will take a post at the Ministry of Transport. Before winding up his thoughts during the Police Link Up show, Jeffries offered some advice and reflection on issues such as promotional rules that need to be resolved.

Crispin Jeffries, Retired

“I am at a point where I look back and try to understand why we are where we are. I keep saying on different occasions that there are certain things that were left out. And that status quo was allowed to erode even further and it is contained in our laws. And a wakeup call came just after we changed minister and we had completed the promotional exams. And it took us into some serious, serious soul searching and self analysis. And we began to realize the problem is greater than we thought, but the problem is also deep seated in a failure in the way we operated for too long when in fact there was systems in place that we allowed ourselves to set aside because we wanted to do things differently. And today when we look back, I think that none of the management audit that we’ve done has taken into consideration that piece of legislation that is called the Promotional Rules. It has contained in it a wealth of what goes in with ethical and professional standards and self discipline. I am certain that today we are about to get the report of yet another consultant, but unless consultants come into Belize and look at those things and speak to the powers that be, the government, to do something seriously about those issues then we might be going; as some of my now supervisors and managers say, still spinning wheels. So we need to take a serious look at it.”

So the next time you see Jeffries, he’ll be wearing the Ministry of Transport’s hat.

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2 Responses for “Crispin Jeffries offers advice to decision-makers”

  1. Mr C. says:

    How the hell can a chief cop has a contract? Isn’t he a full time employee and should wait until he’s met the criteria to be retired or voluntarily terminated. This is a case of pure “hands wash hands” situation in that the government soley open a position to benefit this guy and did not openned a vacancy for the entire public.

    Only in Belize!

  2. islander says:

    Mr C. saying Only in Belize after that argument shows how limited your historical knowledge is… In the glory days of the USA, the FBI chief could not be fired by any political party in office, they came and they went and he stayed…SIMPLY BECAUSE HE KNEW ALL THEIR DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS…

    And I am sure that being top cop in any country would expose you to politicians dirty deeds…

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