Speculation is rife that a significant change is in the making within the hierarchy of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF).
According to a well-placed source, the current head of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Superintendent Tafawa Pierre is tipped to become the new head of the Criminal Investigation Department of the police force.
A source who asked not to be named said that Supt Pierre is earmarked to take over from Supt Earl Dunbar who will be put in charge of the Western Division.
He spoke of a plan in the making by the Keith Mitchell-led government to pave the way for the FIU Chief to soon land the post of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) as replacement for ACP Trevor Modeste who is currently on sick leave from the force.
The source said that Modeste has already indicated to the Police High Command that the sick leave would take him into his pre-retirement period and he did not believe it was in his best interest to return to the job.
“Do not be surprised if in short order that Supt Pierre is our new Commissioner of Police”, said the source who did not want to be identified.
He stated that there are some elements within the government who are not happy with the performance of Commissioner Martin since he assumed the job just over a year ago.
Supt Pierre is the husband of Education Minister Emmalin Pierre.
He has often been targeted by the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) as unsuitable for the post of FIU boss on the grounds of being “a politically-exposed person” under the law given his relationship with the female government minister.
The source could not shed any light on who might replace Supt Pierre as head of FIU if he is transferred to CID.