Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Gerard Wilson officially appointed Commissioner of Prisons

Minister of National Security the Honourable Stuart R. Young M.P. (right) presents Mr. Gerard Wilson (centre) with his Instrument of Appointment as Commissioner of Prisons. Also present to congratulate Commissioner Wilson is Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of National Security Mr. Vel Lewis (left).

Minister of National Security the Honourable Stuart R. Young M.P. (right) presents Mr. Gerard Wilson (centre) with his Instrument of Appointment as Commissioner of Prisons. Also present to congratulate Commissioner Wilson is Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of National Security Mr. Vel Lewis (left).

Minister of National Security Stuart Young presented Gerard Wilson with his Instrument of Appointment as Commissioner of Prisons, at a brief ceremony held at the Ministry of National Security’s Head Office on Abercromby Street, Port of Spain on Tuesday.

Wilson has been promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Prisons by the Public Service Commission with effect from November 24, 2017.

Commissioner Wilson has over thirty-five (35) years’ of service in the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service.

In his congratulatory remarks, Minister Young commended Commissioner Wilson for the on-going work of the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service in executing its mandate to hold and treat offenders, especially through the continued administration of cognitive, technical and vocational rehabilitative programmes, aimed at equipping offenders for reintegration into society.

The Minister also took the opportunity to assure the Commissioner that the safety and security of prison officers remain a top priority for the Ministry of National Security.

The Ministry of National Security has also extended congratulations to Wilson on his promotion and appointment as Commissioner of Prisons.

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