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Antigua appoints new police chief

Regional 21 Feb, 2020 Follow News

Atlee Patrick Rodney is the new Antigua and Barbuda police chief

Acting Commissioner of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, Atlee Patrick Rodney, has been confirmed to the post by the Police Service Commission. Rodney had been acting as Commissioner, for almost two years.

His predecessor Wendel Robinson was terminated after a series of blunders that included improper conduct allegations. Robinson, who was born in St Vincent and the Grenadines, was on suspension since April 2018, when the Police Service Commission in Antigua began an internal investigation into complaints of sexual misconduct by male colleagues under the commissioner’s care.

The investigation later led to charges being brought against him and Rodney was acting in the commissioner role ever since.

Rodney’s appointment was made effective from Nov. 25 last year. Dominica-born Rodney has 38 years of service in the police force. Rodney is originally from the northern village of Savanne Paille near Tan Tan.

A statement from the police force said: “The newly appointed commissioner used the opportunity to encourage the men and women under his command to remain committed and united in their efforts to make Antigua and Barbuda a safer nation.”

Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, Albert Wade was also confirmed as Deputy Commissioner of Police.

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