CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. April 26, 2010: Jamaica has a new police commissioner as it continues its battle with crime in the Caribbean nation.
The Police Service Commission has confirmed the appointment of Owen Lloyd Ellington as the Commissioner of Police, with effect from April 5th.
Ellington was chosen at the conclusion of a recruitment process to select a Commissioner of Police to replace Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin who resigned last November.
Ellington, 47 years old, is a past student of the Glengoffe High School. He enlisted in the Force on the 1st August, 1980 and was appointed to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (on contract/gratuity terms) on the 5th April, 2006. He was appointed to act as a Deputy Commissioner of Police on the 11th August, 2008, and to further act as Commissioner of Police on the 7th November, 2009.
He is the holder of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Technology and a Master of Science Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the University of the West Indies.
Ellington also earned professional certificates from numerous Universities abroad, including the Certificate in National Security and Strategy from the University of Beijing, China and the Post-Graduate Certificate in Transnational Security, Stability and Democracy from the National Defense University Centre for Hemispheric Defence Studies in Washington DC, USA.
Ellington, who had been acting as Commissioner since, is married and has five children.