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New Commissioner takes command of Turks and Caicos Police

James Smith formally became the new Commissioner at a change of command ceremony in Grand Turk on Wednesday, 11 February 2015.

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Colin Farquhar, left, and his successor as Commissioner of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, Jim Smith

Smith officially took over command of the 280 men and women of the RTCIPF from his predecessor, Colin Farquhar, witnessed by Governor Peter Beckingham, Premier Dr Rufus Ewing, other politicians, public officials, as well as officers from the Force.

He has held senior policing positions in both the UK and Caribbean, having been an Assistant and Deputy Chief Constable in the UK, a Commander in London’s Metropolitan Police Service, where he was involved in the response to the London terrorist bombings, and Acting Police Commissioner of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. He was also a senior officer in the Scottish police service.

Published 12 February 2015