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Nov 21, 2022

Police Commissioner Advises Against Hiring Interdicted Police Privately

Chester Williams

You just heard that the main suspect in the robbery and murder incident in San Pedro is an interdicted policeman. It is not an unusual occurrence for police officers to seek private jobs. In fact, many people feel safe when they see that the security guard at a business is a serving policeman. But Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams shared his views about the hiring of policemen who are on interdiction. He discouraged the public from hiring these officers because their interdiction means that the department has identified them as bad seeds.


Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“This should not have the business community feel intimidated or unsafe to hire police officers who are on actual duty. And when I say actual duty I mean: who are not interdicted to perform special duties for them. But when it comes to officers who are on interdiction, it means that we as a department have identified them as a bad seed and I would discourage members of the public from hiring them.  We can’t tell yoh nuh hire them because truth be told, they are on interdiction, they are on half pay and they may need to do something else for ends to meet to be able to meet their financial obligations but we need to look at the reason why they are on interdiction and again, that should signal to you as a business person whether or not you should hire them as your security or for whatever reason within your organization.”

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