A police officer has taken over as Commissioner of Prisons in Grenada.
Well-placed sources told THE NEW TODAY that Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), John Mitchell showed up for duties on Tuesday as the new boss at the prison located at Richmond Hill in St. George’s.
ASP Mitchell was given the nod following interviews conducted by a Panel of four persons including former Commissioner of Police, Nestor Ogilvie.
One other person that was interviewed for the job was Superintendent of Police, Trevor Modeste who is in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF).
ASP Mitchell has taken over the top job at the prison from former revolutionary soldier, Ashley “Ram” Folkes who demitted the post at the end of December 31, 2016 to fulfill his obligation as the holder of a U.S Green Card.
The new prison chief is said to be a cousin of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell who is also the Minister of National Security and holds responsibility for the prison and police services.
Prior to taking over the Prison, ASP Mitchell was based on the Western Division which covers St. John, St. Mark and St. Patrick and was recently put in charge of Central Division at the Carenage station as replacement for Superintendent Floyd Dragon who retired from the service last month.