By Stephen Cummings
Caribbean Net News Trinidad and Tobago Correspondent
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad: A new Police Commissioner has been nominated to head the Trinidad and Tobago police service. He is 47-year-old Senior Superintendent, Stephen Williams.
Williams is the choice of the country's Police Service Commission (PSC), which is the body charged with recommending to the government a candidate to fill the vacancy in the post of Commissioner.
The PSC Chairman, Christopher Thomas, speaking at a news conference in Port of Spain on Friday said that the process was a lengthy one, which involved much scrutiny.
Williams has now become the country's youngest person ever considered for the post of Police Commissioner. Williams, a lawyer, scored top marks during his interview with the PSC. He was among three other persons short-listed for the post. James Philbert and American Louis Vega were the other two.
Williams replaces Commissioner Trevor Paul who was due to retire last year but was given an additional year's extension. Paul is expected to leave office later this month.
Williams' name as the PSC's choice for Police Commissioner has been sent to the country's President, George Maxwell Richards, after which there will be a debate in Parliament.