Prime Minister Andrew Holness has assigned Colonel Roderick Williams of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to lead the “intensified implementation phase” of Plan Secure Jamaica, the government’s multifaceted anti-crime initiative.
Holness used an exclusive interview with The Gleaner in the new calendar year to reveal the assignment of Williams to the role of coordinator in the Office of the Security Adviser.
The prime minister did not confirm whether Williams, a 28-year veteran of the JDF, would move into the role as security adviser. Williams is currently a colonel adjutant quartermaster in the JDF.
The security adviser role was first occupied by Major General Antony Anderson before he was appointed police commissioner.