Top cop not on police promotions list

Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith has not been included in a list of close to 60 police promotions, which were announced by the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) today.

However, Griffith, who has been acting as the island’s top cop for the past three years, having taken over the role from Darwin Dottin who was sent on leave and only officially retired last year, still presided over today’s official ceremony at Police Headquarters at which 56 elevated officers were issued with their letters of appointment.

So far no official explanation has been given for the move.

However, leading the list of promotions was former Senior Superintendent of Police Erwin Boyce, who has been confirmed in the position of Assistant Commissioner of Police.


Erwin Boyce

Following is the full list of promotions released in a statement by the RBPF this afternoon:


To the post of Assistant Commissioner of Police

Senior Superintendent Erwin Boyce


To the post of Senior Superintendent

Superintendent Lybron Sobers


To the post of Superintendent

Assistant Superintendent Colvin Bishop

Assistant Superintendent Bruce Rowe

Assistant Superintendent McDonald Woodroffe

Assistant Superintendent John Annel

Assistant Superintendent Sylvester Louis

Inspector Margaret Stephen


To the post of Assistant Superintendent

Inspector Anthony Jackman

Inspector Ian Branch

Inspector Graham Husbands

Inspector David Griffith




To the post of Inspector

Station Sergeant Christine Stanford

Station Sergeant Dale Crichlow

Station Sergeant Eustace Ifill

Station Sergeant Adrian Broomes

Station Sergeant Mark White

Station Sergeant Dennis Small

Station Sergeant Cecil Watson

Station Sergeant Paul Lynch

Station Sergeant Clement Depeiza

Station Sergeant Aldric Chandler



To the post of Station Sergeant


Sergeant Peter Gill

Sergeant Clifford Bridgeman

Sergeant Rudolph Burnett

Sergeant Winston Goddard

Sergeant Janice Ifill

Sergeant Edwin Sandiford

Sergeant Wendley Carter

Sergeant Dudley Walrond

Sergeant Glyne Yearwood

Sergeant Ensley Grainger

Sergeant Clyde Gibson

Sergeant Patrick Gill

Sergeant Oriel Benjamin

Sergeant Adrian Layne


To the post of Sergeant


Constable Pierson Scantlebury

Constable Desmond Howard

Constable Leon King

Constable Leon Jordan

Constable Peter Small

Constable Michael Blackman

Constable Trevor Woodroffe

Constable Colin Allamby

Constable Candacy Maynard

Constable Shawn Lynch

Constable Clairmonte Waithe

Constable Kevin Boyce

Constable Tony King

Constable Gazelda Knight

Constable Emerson Jones

Constable Augustin Jacob

Constable Robert Smith

Constable Newton Lewis

Constable Judean Greene

Constable Davy Griffith





21 Responses to Top cop not on police promotions list

  1. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd January 11, 2017 at 5:49 pm


  2. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd January 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm


  3. Goody Gmarts
    Goody Gmarts January 11, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Who gives a s**t.

  4. Max Carter
    Max Carter January 11, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    What he expect

  5. Nita Holligan
    Nita Holligan January 11, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    If he has reach the age take a nice walk into retirement and enjoy his life.

  6. Sherry John-Belle
    Sherry John-Belle January 11, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Congrats Peter Small and Davy Griffith

  7. Maria T Holdipp
    Maria T Holdipp January 11, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Congrats to Robert Smith

  8. Guy Smiley January 11, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Just asking. who is deputy commissioner of police?

  9. Alex Alleyne January 11, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    “POLITICS” the beginning and the end.

  10. Carson C Cadogan January 11, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Congrats Candacy Maynard.

  11. Ian Bourne January 12, 2017 at 12:21 am

    Where is David Welch ASP (Ag)?

  12. Hal Austin January 12, 2017 at 3:04 am

    Why do Barbadian official like humiliating public servants as if it is a sort of game.
    To treat the acting commissioner in this way, no matter how effective he is, is the pits. And the suggestion that a commissioner needs a degree – even one from Cave Hill – is nonsense. A degree in what? A commissioner should be good at is job.
    It is this bullying mindset that leads me to advise young people thinking of taking up positions in Barbados not to.
    I remember a few years ago being asked to apply for a public sector position and felt insulted that they should even think of me. They were crazy to think I would leave working for Financial Times Group to work in a job that was insecure and which would require me to genuflect to power-crazed politicians.

  13. Mack January 12, 2017 at 10:40 am

    The court system is run by a Rhodes scholar, with the assistance from learned men and women, it is not performing.
    The water and sewer system is Headed by A Doctor and and is unable to deliver for the people. The Police department is headed by a giant with little paper to his name and is performing excellent. Do we need these paper qualified persons in charge or do we need the job done?????

  14. Sue Donym January 12, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Where is the rest of the story? Was any information sought about appointments to Deputy and Commissioner of Police. Who else holds a position as Assistant Commissioner? Or is some other sensational headline planned?

  15. Donild Trimp January 12, 2017 at 11:05 am

    This is the type of non-nonsensical decisions associated with people in Barbados who are tasked with making decisions and do without applying rational thought, logic and common sense.

    The gentleman Mr.Griffith, was acting Commissioner for three years. The decision to deny him the promotion to Commissioner of Police is an insult to one’s intelligence. Once again, the true traits of a banana republic is clear for all to see. From all indications, the integrity and competency of Mr.Griffith is not in question.

    I can understand the requirement for a degree (Law, Criminal Justice, Management) if the post for Commissioner of Police was going to be filled by an individual outside of the organization, an individual with no experience in Policing. The stipulation that a degree is required for an ACP to be promoted to COP boggles the mind.

    My research shows the following, Reid or Goddard did not hold degrees but they were excellent Commissioners. they came from within the organization. Hinds and Dottin hold degrees and they were crappy Commissioners.

    I rest my case.

    Not only is this decision to My opinion is that no thought was

  16. Hal Austin January 12, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    H|ere is a little story about a former senior Barb adian police officer who was on work experience with the NW London Metropolitan police command.
    Local police in Harlesden went on a drugs raid in nearby Stonebridge.
    While processing the suspects this joker was prancing up and down like a demented monkey, telling the officers that this is not how it is done in Barbados.
    Eventually the area commander got fed up with and shouted: you are not in Barbados now; shut up.
    I was told that little joke while having lunch with a senior officer and I told him that is exactly how officers behave in the Caribbean. He could not believe it.
    This was a Bajan with a university degree. An idiot is an idiot whatever the degree.
    The point is that you do not have to be a warranted officer to b commissioner. The acting commissioner should be confirmed in position; after that the vacancy should be advertised all over the world, looking for the best man or woman.

  17. BaJan boy January 12, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    This is exactly what the idiot for Attorney General intended. Promote the people that Bertie Hinds pushed through along with the help of Keith The Wickeder and the Chairman of the Police service commission. Griffith has mad a significcant difference in his 4 years as head. Reducing,crime, including murders and increasing the solving rate for murders. Reducing fatal traffic accidents and this stupid government that does not have a clue about how to manage a country and finds itself in position by default is truly destroying our country.

  18. hcalndre January 13, 2017 at 6:13 am

    Hello Hal, the two comments that you`ve made are so true about the bajan. You hear those words from almost every one, whether they be a police officer, carpenter, clerk, bartender, sports person, mason, you name the job or profession, you`ll hear, “we doan do it so hey in Barbados.”


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