Deputy Commissioner Paul Williams sent on 192 days of leave 

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…not likely to return to duty  

Deputy Commissioner of Police have proceeded on 192 days of annualised leave, the Guyana Police Force announced Monday.

It is not clear whether Williams will return to duty after the leave as there have been media reports that government will sever ties with him in the interest of the public. Williams last year graduated from the Walden University with a Masters in Criminal Justice and Executive Leadership.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Paul Williams

Williams was one of four officers who were elevated to deputy commissioner back in August 2018 at the same time Leslie James was appointed Commissioner of Police. In an invited comment following the appointment of Williams then President David Granger said that the four deputies will be responsible for four areas of the Force; these are Operations, Administration, Law Enforcement and Special Branch/ Intelligence.

“My intention is that the four deputies will be responsible for various aspects of the Police Force, for example, Operations, Administration, Law Enforcement and Special Branch or Intelligence. What we have done today is we have not only appointed a Police Commissioner but we have also improved the architecture of the Police Force so that instead of having a flat structure, we now have clearly defined responsibilities in those four deputy commissioners. So, things will be better. I am sure there will be better performance in those areas and other officers can now look forward to, in due course, filling those appointments. It will help to enhance the specialisation of the Police Force. It will help to spur the career mobility of officers and I am convinced that the efficiency of the Police Force as a whole will be enhanced,” the then Head of State said.

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