Dominican Native Appointed as Antigua and Barbuda Police Commissioner


February 20, 2020 - 121 views

With 38 years of Service in the Police Force, Atlee Patrick Rodney, a Dominican living in Antigua has been appointed as the Commissioner of Police of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda; a post in which he has been acting in since April 2018.

Rodney had assumed the post of Acting Commissioner after the suspension of then embattled Police Commissioner Wendel Robinson.

Robinson was terminated after a series of blunders that included improper conduct allegations and was subsequently fired in November 2019.

The Dominican native was presented with his letter of appointment when he met with the members of the Police Service Commission on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, with his appointment effective from November 25, 2019.

The appointment of the Police Commissioner is the duty of the Police Service Commission (PSC) acting on the advice of the Prime Minister.

Following Rodney’s installation, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, Albert Wade was also confirmed as Deputy Commissioner of Police.

In a release by the Police, both Rodney and Wade expressed gratitude to the men and women within the organization, and to their families for their unwavering support over the years.

The newly appointed Commissioner used the opportunity to encourage the men and women under his command to remain committed and united in their efforts to make Antigua and Barbuda a safer nation.

Rodney is originally from the northern village of Savanne Paille which is located near Calibishie.