Acting Police Commissioner Errol Alexander said he is unaware of plans to retire a group of senior police officers from the Royal St. Lucia Police Force (RSLPF).
Alexander said he would not be able to confirm such “rumours”, but has informed the local media that if such a situation arises, he will know how to deal with it.
“I take it as rumour, because there are no facts…If the time comes then from my standpoint, I will know what to do, because I think I have enough experience to know what to do,” he said.
Recent media reports indicate that the authorities are considering retiring at least four senior officers in the public’s interest, who could be written soon.
Alexander’s appointment as acting commissioner of police for the past three months comes to an end on Friday, July 31. It is unclear whether he is one of the said officers that could be sent on retirement.
Some believe that Vernon Francois, who has been on leave for several months now, could return as commissioner of police, while others have a different opinion.
Francois who was expected to return to work on June 30, 2015, was instructed to remain on leave by the Public Service Ministry.
Francois was initially instructed to proceed on 40 days vacation leave after his first set of leave expired.
It is not clear as to the motive behind this, but Francois went on leave before Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony addressed the nation on the extra-judicial killings report in early March.
There have been reports that the police force is expected to undergo a major reform.