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.”