Appointments in the police force

Police Commissioner Daniel Carbon
Police Commissioner Daniel Carbon

Top cop, Daniel Carbon, has announced a series of new appointments in the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force.

“The Police Service Commission met and they have made appointments to fill some vacant posts within the police force and they have also made some acting appointments,” Carbon said on state-owned DBS Radio on Wednesday.

Below is the full list of appointments:

-Ainsworth Irish: acting superintendent to superintendent effective November 7.
-David Valerie: assistant superintendent to acting superintendent from December 1, 2013 to May 26, 2014.
-Claude Weekes: assistant superintendent to superintendent effective November 7.
-Matthew Cuffy: Inspector to acting assistant superintendent from December 1, 2013 to May 26, 2014.
-Emmanuele James: Inspector effective November 1.
-Clem Bruno: Inspector effective January 1, 2014.
-Johnson Williams: acting inspector from December 1, 2013 to May 26, 2014.
-Vincia Christmas: acting inspector from January 1 to Apri 5, 2014.
-Paul Laville: acting inspector from December 1 to April 26, 2014.
-Cornelius Francis: sergeant effective November 20, 2013.
-Vincent O’Brien: sergeant effective November 20, 2013.
-Innocent Toussaint: sergeant effective January 1, 2014.
-Pelham Jno Baptiste: sergeant effective November 7, 2013.

The following have been appointed as acting sergeant:
-Edwin Francis
-Barret Abraham
-Harold Laurent

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  1. Aletha
    December 13, 2013

    Congratulations are in order .Congrats to my cousin MR.Ainswoth Irish ,you deserve it,you wear your uniform with a badge of honour .

  2. Pondera
    December 12, 2013

    CONGRATULATIONS to all the officers on their new appointments. Its wonderful to see our brothers and sisters move up the system. Well done and keep serving your country with all dignity.

  3. CB BOSS
    December 12, 2013

    Congratulations to all those that Commissioner Carbon and the Police Service Commission has place their trust and confidence.

    Mr. Carbon, this public announcement is very encouraging and motivating.

    To all the other members of the CDPF, keeping on working hard with professionalism, your names will soon be on that list.

    Good job! Keep it up Smartest Men Alive class ’85.

  4. Anonymous
    December 12, 2013

    Change the name dominica police force to dominica police service… That would be a good start.

  5. December 12, 2013

    Well done Mr.Irish amidst all the pressures you can still stand tall and hold your head high.
    You have the interest of the force at heart. Dedicated certainly not a sleeping police like the …. I salute you.
    That’s a Merry Christmas!

  6. Roseau
    December 12, 2013

    Congrats Edwin Francis on your promotion keep working towards your goal. To the others congrats to you all Mr. Weekes you have worked and is still working for the good of the country. You are on your way to Top Cop.

    • Shameless
      December 12, 2013

      @Roseau….Weekes is older than Commissioner Carbon so the only way to the top is IF Carbon retires, get fired, resigns, is seconded to another Government Department at equal or higher pay etc.

      Congrats comrade Weekes, this one is well deserving and as a matter of fact overdue. But god always takes care of his own so keep on working. Please do not let it get to your head and start acting like you are better than others which is what some police achieving a rank where they get saluted start doing. But Change Must Come.

      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  7. December 12, 2013

    Congratulations to all the police officers who were promoted, especially Superintendent Irish & Weekes & Sergeant Pellam Jno Baptiste. May you continue to enjoy good health & strength so as to continue to perform to the best of your ability.

  8. febreese
    December 12, 2013

    These are officers who have worked really hard. congrats to all and keep up the good work. Cuffy i am looking forward to see you go further and laville, you are a work of art

  9. Alex Bruno
    December 11, 2013

    Congrats to all, especially Brothers Weeks and Bruno.

  10. who
    December 11, 2013

    can you please publish the names of the individuals on the police commission?

  11. Anthony Ismael
    December 11, 2013

    Congrats to Ainsworth Irish.

  12. peeping
    December 11, 2013

    Bold and honest move by this new no-nonsense commissioner. I pray God’s hands upon his life and blessings too. I also hope he no one tyries to mess with him because he is out for justice and that is how a real commissioner is to behave,. This Mr Carbon is a very bold man, Has a little sense of humur but rules fairly and squarely. Trust me sir you are one of those the whole nations loves and respect. It is because the nation love and respect you that is why you and your men are making dents into the drug trade, clamping down on crime etc. More people are supporting the crime stoppers hotline something we have never seen in the past. Sir Dominicans respect you let move on. Keep it up.

  13. BL
    December 11, 2013

    congrats brother B get well soon
    our prays are you

  14. underground ohoh
    December 11, 2013

    Congrates to my cuz paul laville,keep doing the good work!

  15. Sugarcane
    December 11, 2013

    Congrats to Mr. Weekes and Pelham. You all deserve it.

  16. The Good
    December 11, 2013

    Congratulations to Supt. Claude Weeks,and Supt. Ainsworth Irish on your recent promotion,I wish you good gentlemen health and strength, and most of all, guidance from the Almighty God!!

  17. Jcb
    December 11, 2013

    Congrats to Mr. Weekes

  18. down hill
    December 11, 2013

    well pasco is now u have to watch out with them police there….am seeing they acting asp now so be careful

  19. D/can2debone
    December 11, 2013

    Congratulations to My brother Clem Bruno your appointment has been long over due but everything happens in god’s own time. Congrats again Inspector Bruno

  20. Wesley Empress
    December 11, 2013

    Congrats Vincia Christmas!

  21. Sensible Dominican
    December 11, 2013

    Congrats to our brother Cuffy, well deserved!!

  22. Anonymous
    December 11, 2013

    big congrates to my class mate PELLAM JNO BAPTISTE!! Wish you all the best!!

  23. flyboy
    December 11, 2013

    Congratulations to Supt. Claude Weekes Supt. Ainsworth Irish and Sergeant Cornelius Francis on your resent promotion. May the good lord guide and protect you as you assume your new positions respectively.

  24. Happy Dominican
    December 11, 2013

    congrats to our brother Cuffy. Well deserved

  25. Anonymous
    December 11, 2013

    Congrats mr francis. Long time deserved.

  26. dominican
    December 11, 2013

    Congrats to cousin Bruno it was long in waiting,

    • afan
      December 11, 2013

      very happy for this wooty man, been in the force since i was youngling lol.. keep being positive my brother

  27. posse
    December 11, 2013


  28. Anonymous
    December 11, 2013

    way to go mr weekes and mr james. u all deserved this promotion cause i know u all are always working hard and doing u all work right. atleast the time have come.

  29. Me again
    December 11, 2013

    Congratulations to all. I like the way the commissioner is publicly promoting and recognizing his troops…Great motivational move…

  30. Fan
    December 11, 2013

    Congrats Pelham. Hope to see a Police band under your leadership.Please continue to spend some time with the Junior at cricket.You should be given responsibility for coaching the police team.We also need your song writing skills.

    • blind bat
      December 11, 2013

      that officer is a serious man and he helps a lot in shaping young people and I am happy for him because I have seen his worth. He is always neat, well spoken, firm and he does his job. He is very involved in other things that benefit others. I wish him well. No one is perfect but he is a model police officer for real. well done Police Service Commission I heard he is in the force already for twenty five years, wow. Keep going sir.

    • dominica
      December 11, 2013

      what cricket! his mind is set on bigger things. just be patient my friend.

  31. Anonymous
    December 11, 2013

    16 new appoinments and only ONE female officer get promoted!!! The way to go for gender equality even in a paramilitary organization like the CDPF. It must be me that cannot recognize female names but again these days names are unisex!!!

    • Anonymous
      December 11, 2013

      I thought these things were done on merit?

      December 11, 2013

      well this is because of the ratio of males to females within the police force so its just a reflection.

    • blind bat
      December 11, 2013

      That’s not correct I clearly recall a short time ago two female officers each got acting appointments to Inspector of Police. I think they are Powell and Edwards. Also we have to consider the ratio of male to female and also those who are eligible for upward mobility whether they be male of female.

    • C
      December 12, 2013

      pound per pound, there is a higher ratio of women in supervisory positions than men in the force. So go do your reserch.

  32. woi woi
    December 11, 2013

    Please DNO update the picture of the man!

    • me
      December 12, 2013

      that’s true

  33. **************
    December 11, 2013

    Congrats to all.

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