IGP C.D. Wickremeratne has taken steps to call for applications from officers interested in being appointed as OICs. The relevant instructions have already been sent to all Police Stations across the island.
The IGP has directed Chief Inspectors and Inspectors who wish to apply for the positions to do so.
Meanwhile, the IGP has also said, officers who have not previously faced any interviews and are currently serving as Headquarters Inspectors or OICs can also apply.
Wickremeratne has directed senior officers to notify the officers who are currently on leave or on other duties in this regard.
Every Police station has received the application via email.
According to the IGP, Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles has directed that Headquarters Inspectors and OICs be appointed in accordance with the proper procedure.
By Keerthi Mendis