Members of the Police Force say they are hurt by reported plans to transfer a senior officer who has shown them “understanding and humanity.”
They allege that Deputy Commissioner of Police Albert Wade is due to be seconded to head the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS), and they tell REAL News they are upset by the report.
One officer credits Wade – currently the second-highest officer on the Force – with the expertise to address any and all situations, including personal matters that affect his subordinates.
Despite no longer falling under the umbrella of the Police Welfare Association, Wade has remained close to that body, he says, and has been a reliable source of advice and encouragement.
He says that Wade enjoyed a reputation for being a competent and caring professional even when he served as Superintendent of Prisons. And when Wade’s secondment was lifted and he was returned to the Force, there were protests from both prison officers and prisoners, the source claims.
“They saw him as the only officer who ever looked into the interest of both officers and prisoners,” the source tells our Newsroom.
Tracing Wade’s journey through the police service, the dejected officers say that, despite working his way up the ranks, the Deputy Commissioner has been given a raw deal by the authorities.
They allege that even when Commissioner Atlee Rodney is out on sick leave, the authorities have refused to “elevate Wade to act as commissioner during the period.”
At present, the Commissioner is attending the 9th Latin America International Session taking place in Paris, France.
The current head of NODS, Philmore Mullin, is reportedly going into retirement.- REAL NEWS
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Cry me a River! Life goes on no matter who or what? What they gonna do, jump off a cliff if Mr. Wade or anyone else leaves?
What happen to Sherrod James? Why is he not given the top job?
Its Obvious that the commisioner is threatened by deputy commish Wade. This is one way to get rid of the competition.
It is obvious that some people “lub ugly” and like to stir up strife.
Wade is a professional who has been moved around because he has so much to offer. He reformed the social context of the prison when he was exiled there, he can fill any job including COP which he has been while others who carry the name rely on his expertise and respect within the force.
There is a place for people like you Mr. Wade, among those who achieve greatness but stay humble.
Deputy Wade can do any job that they out him to do. Keep achieving great things Mr Wade
The man is a Police Officer. He was sent to lead the Prison. Now it is allege that NODS would be his next stop. So that means his days as a Police Officer are over.He is being punted around like a football.He should have been the Commissioner of Police in my opinion. Then again,a Antigua he come fram.
you prefer that they bring back the CNADIAN MOUNTIES? Following your logic, a Canada dem come fram and a UPP bring dem een.
Wade my friend, during the infomos press conference after August 8th, you said that you gave the order to fire tear gas to dispurse the crowd.
We now know that it was expired tear gas and rubber bullets that was used.
Is this your reward for doing nine yards cutie and the top dawg bidding? Well lord!
at least it was rubber bullets. Imagine hearing Baldwin Spencer say “SHARPEN U CUTLISS BACK AND BELLY…..CHAP DEM UP” have mercy.
rubber bullets over CUTLISS CHAPPING UP anyday! NO Mr. spencer
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