Two of the most senior police officers are reportedly top candidates, who have applied to become police commissioner of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF).
Reports are that acting Police Commissioner Errol Alexander and Director of Corrections Vern Garde have been identified as the two front runners in the race.
Both Alexander and Garde are said to be well qualified for the position.
They were interviewed for the position last week, sources said.
The position was first advertised on October 23, 2015 on the Government Information Service (GIS) website and the submission date was extended to November 13, 2015.
Alexander was placed as acting COP after Vernon Francois was sent on leave following a public address made by Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony on the findings of the IMPACS report.
In early September 2015, Francois made a request for early retirement, after months of being sent on leave. The request was forwarded to the Public Service Commission and was later approved.
Alexander is expected to commence pre-retirement leave in April of 2016.