The Island Sun has learned that some 20 persons have expressed interest in the vacant Royal Virgin Islands Police Commissioner post. The disclosure was made by His Excellency Governor John Duncan on Friday 30 October during the opening of the West End Police Station.
The Queen’s Representative told the gathering: “All of you would have heard the disappointing news that Assistant Chief Constable Smith of Sussex Constabulary has withdrawn from his appointment, but I am pleased to say that we have had over 20 expressions of interest in the post from across the world.”
Governor Duncan announced that he is confident that a good successor will be found shortly.
The former Commissioner of Police, David Morris departed the Territory in August; subsequently, it was announced in September that Robin Smith, would be arriving in the Territory in November to take the position. However, last month a press release informed that Smith turned down the job.
In a 14 October press release the Office of the Governor reported: “RVIPF Commissioner designate Robin Smith has informed the Governor of his decision to withdraw from the post for personal and professional reasons.”