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‘Outdated’ strategy

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

‘Outdated’ strategy

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APPOINTMENTS based on seniority are outdated, a senior police officer said as he reflected on the performance of the force more than three years after promotions were put on hold because of a court case.

Currently, every high-ranking officer is acting in their position.

The officer, who requested anonymity, said this situation brought about because of a lawsuit by 17 officers against the last promotions in 2012, had resulted in “competent police officers being assigned management positions”.

“It has led to a situation where competent people have been chosen to do the work,” he said.

The court case has also resulted in a number of senior officers involved in the case being sidelined and their juniors appointed in acting positions which put them senior to their previous supervisory colleagues.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.