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Ag Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith. picture NICOLE DRAYTON

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has declined all questions from the Guardian Media regarding inquiries about the recruitment process for the post of Police Commissioner.

Given the fact that it’s the last month in the term for current Commissioner Gary Griffith, Guardian Media sent questions to the PSC asking how it’s progressing so far and how many people have applied for the position.

However, in a reply to Guardian Media’s email request, the PSC stated: “Please be advised that the commission will not be responding to inquiries about the recruitment process for the office of Commissioner of Police.”

It added giving further clarification on its refusal to respond, “Remember it is a process. The commission has its part but there are others…the President, Parliament. So the commission isn’t able to provide any information as the process is ongoing.”

So far, Guardian Media understands that Griffith submitted his application on July 13, the same day the PSC placed its advertisement for the position of Commissioner of Police and extending its invitation for applicants.

Also applying for the position is former executive member of the Police Service Social and Welfare Association Anand Ramesar.

Guardian Media also understands that two superintendents and one acting sergeant have also applied.

The closing date for submission of applications was July 20.

Griffith, on June 29, announced that he will reapply for a chance to get a second term of office.

During his last official media conference, Griffith said the three-year term of office was a tough one for him given the many attacks, as he described it on himself and his family, however, said then that he will be reapplying for the position and promises to be stronger and better in his duties if re-appointed.