National Security Minister Stuart Young has presented Gerard Wilson with his Instrument of Appointment as Commissioner of Prisons.
The presentation took place at a brief ceremony held at the Ministry of National Security’s Head Office on Abercromby Street, Port-of-Spain.
Wilson has been promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Prisons by the Public Service Commission with effect from November 24, 2017.
He has over 35 years of distinguished 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.