Deputy Police Chief retires after 35 years in CDPF

Jno Baptiste served for 35 years in the police force

After over 35 years in the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force (CDPF) and rising to the rank of Deputy Police Chief, a post he has held for over five years, Hobbes Jno Baptiste has gone on leave which will take him into retirement in February 2018.

He joined the CDPF in 1979 and was appointed Deputy Chief in 2004. He briefly acted in the post of Police Chief.

He has worked in several departments in the CDPF and has been described by many as “a very efficient and effective policeman”.

While in the police force he did many training courses and qualified himself with a university degree in management.

No word yet as to who will replace him as deputy.

Section 92 (1) of the Consitution says “the power to appoint a person to hold or act in the office of chief of police or deputy…is vested in the President acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister, given after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition and the Police Service Commission.”

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  1. John_Locke
    September 4, 2017

    Stop the hypocrisy they treated Hobbs badly

  2. Allixson Jno-Baptiste
    September 3, 2017

    Congratulations and future success to you my friend and schoolmate, you’ve always been a great guy someone people can look up to. Good luck Mr. Jno-Baptiste from Allixson Jno-Baptiste in Toronto Canada.

  3. September 3, 2017

    Thanks for your service. God speed going forward. Rest relax, and may the experience follow you till the end.

  4. Blind Eye
    September 3, 2017

    politics has crippled such and effective and efficient police.. These politicians are not concerned about betterment of country but betterment of friends!! HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN CHIEF!!

  5. Irving
    September 2, 2017

    What a shame on DNO and the so call reporting you”ll have been giving over the years.
    1975 to 2017 cannot be 35years. SMFH.

  6. Neverson st jean
    September 2, 2017

    Admin he joined the force later than 1975

  7. Gerard.
    September 2, 2017

    Am just trying to imagine what the Comm of Dominica Police Force would or could have been today if this highly qualified competent and astute police officer had assumed the position as police commissioner.
    Well done my fellow classmate and old boy of St. Mary’s Academy. Am proud of you. Have a blessed retirement under the mighty Hand of Yah.

  8. Angel
    September 2, 2017

    Congratulations to you officer. You will enjoy it better out here that you did in there.

  9. Clueless!
    September 2, 2017

    Congratulations Mr. Jno Baptiste. We are proud of you!

  10. anonymous2
    September 2, 2017

    Now, who is going to represent Cochrane?

  11. Self
    September 1, 2017

    Very nice decent man. You served with dignity and honesty. I love the fact that you did not showoff, Please enjoy your retirement.

  12. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pmapers
    September 1, 2017

    Well done J.B. Enjoy your retirement. Well deserved.

  13. dee
    September 1, 2017

    Wishing you every success in your future endeavoures
    where ever this may be .
    Stay Blessed .
    MG 127

  14. viewsexpressed
    September 1, 2017

    Hobs is a very decent, honest and honourable man and in the uniform he has portrayed himself much higher to the status of many people who hold positions and are unable to perform due to political interference and professional behavioural illiteracy.
    From school days he has always been focussed, gentle, and friendly.
    We wish you well Commissioner. Still a young man and when Skerrit etc. exits, we will ensure that you are called upon as a tutor and resource person so consider serving your country.

  15. stupendous
    September 1, 2017

    Well done good and faithful son of the soil; You were not duly rewarded by earthy men but the father above knows your worth. Soon follow.
    Leave them 4 cars! Toyota, mazda, Suzuki and Isuzu

  16. Neverson st jean
    September 1, 2017

    Comrade in every sense of the word.Those of us who served with u when things were tough know the kind of police officer u were. U further educated youself and became the only guy qualified for the job of top cop. The rest is history. The current state of the force tells the whole story. Enjoy your retirement. I hope one day u will speak your mind openly . All the best

  17. Greene
    September 1, 2017

    If “He joined the CDPF in 1975” would that not be 42 years (2017 – 1975)?

  18. Shaka Zulu
    September 1, 2017

    42 years. Give him credit over 40 years. Makes a difference. I know you were overlooked sir cause you were not a politician. Unlike some of the empty barrels you could have gotten a job anywhere else but chose to stay. Thanks for your service and continue to look forward to your new chapter. I bet you get Somthing very fulfilling to do.

  19. Vernon
    September 1, 2017

    Congrats my friend.
    You have done your best and share and now it’s time to pass the baton to the next generation.

    Welcome to the retirement club. I do hope you stay active and involved.

    Enjoy to the fullest

  20. Doc Love
    September 1, 2017

    Do be surprised, because of his frequent voice on radio criticizing Mr. Linton and the UWP might get him, Mills, the job.

  21. Satelite
    September 1, 2017

    Take care my friend and brother, my chief in training school, you helped others to lift their head up high, humble patient and understanding, a good listener. Relax, grow your beards, and enjoy life.

  22. sylvester Cadette
    September 1, 2017

    Fine Person of exemplary service. This officer I have always held in extremely high esteem for the way he interacted with everyone and in his level of professionalism. He was always impeccable, immaculate, circumspect and with firm resolve and dedication. Thanks Sir for your Service to Dominica and humanity and may you be successful in all future endeavors, whether in other professional endeavors or personally.

    I note that you served from 1975 according to this article which means you would have served for over 40 years and not over 35 years as is written above (subject to clarification) – unless there were gap years for study leave or otherwise

  23. See Dem Dere
    September 1, 2017

    He joined the CDPF in August 1979 and that would give him 38 years service. 1975 would give him 42 but it was 79.

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