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Police Commisioner Gary Griffith

Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith says he is doing all and will continue to do all in his power to have the ACP Irwin Hackshaw matter dealt with.


However, he anticipates complicated issues will arise when trying to appoint a tribunal since there are no substantive Deputy Commissioners to sit on a tribunal in the judgement of Hackshaw.


The CoP added, “The issue at hand here is in many ways beyond my control as this precise scenario was never anticipated in the regulations. I will, however, move the process along as far as I can with the expectation that a resolution will be found.

The following is the full press release from the TTPS:

Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, has served a warning
notice to ACP Irwin Hackshaw. This is the first step in the
disciplinary process as outlined in the Police Service
Regulations given the allegations made against him.

But the CoP will encounter complicated issues as ACP Hackshaw is the
most senior police officer and there are no substantive Deputy
Commissioners to sit on a tribunal in judgment of Hackshaw.

The CoP is doing all and will continue to do all in his power to
have this matter dealt with. However, the TTPS anticipates that
the complicated issues involving this matter will arise when an
attempt is made to appoint a tribunal.

The CoP added, “The issue at hand here is in many ways beyond
my control as this precise scenario was never anticipated in the
regulations. I will however, move the process along as far as I
can with the expectation that a resolution will be found.”

It is the Commissioner’s hope that by the time the matter may
require the convening of a tribunal that the substantive DCPs
would have been selected.

Notwithstanding the fact that this is an internal disciplinary
matter, the TTPS has chosen to communicate this update to the public in the interest of transparency even though it is not the
practice to ventilate internal disciplinary matters in public.