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RGP announces promotions

A total of 16 Royal Gibraltar Police officers have been promoted to a higher rank following the Promotion Boards held at New Mole House earlier this month.

As a result Inspectors Mark Wyan, Paul Chipolina and Thomas Tunbridge have been promoted to the rank of Chief Inspector; Sergeants Sean Picton, Stephen Riley, Neil Zammit and Mark Schembri to the rank of Inspector; and Police Constables Elliott Brooke, Mary de Santos, Luis Miguel Garcia White, Stuart Manfred, Helena Fortunato, Martyn Connor, Catherine Chappory, Donovan Galia and Jonathan Goodson to the rank of Sergeant.

The vacancies arose following the retirement of a number of senior and intermediate ranks.

The recently-appointed Commissioner of Police, Richard Ullger. welcomed the results of the Promotion Board and congratulated the successful officers for having progressed in their policing career.

He also expressed gratitude to the Minister for Justice and the chairman of the Gibraltar Police Authority for approving the promotions, which he said would enhance the effectiveness of the service provided to the public.

“In conjunction with the Senior Command Team, I am driving a restructure process in the force in order to align supervisory oversight to more demand and risk areas,” Mr Ullger said.

“I am particularly pleased that in line with my ethos of making the RGP a more diverse and equal organisation, a third of the sergeants promoted are serving women police officers in the force.”

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