Appointment of new Chief of Police

16th January 2018

Appointment of new Chief of Police

Following the resignation on 6 January of the former Chief of Police Mr Len McGill, the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) is pleased to announce the permanent appointment of Mr Jeff McMahon as Chief of Police within the Royal Falkland Islands Police (RFIP).

Mr McMahon arrived in the Falkland Islands in May 2017 and was promoted to Detective Chief Inspector in July. Speaking of his appointment, Mr McMahon said: “I’m pleased to take up this post and continue to play my part in the security and safety of the Falkland Islands. I’m looking forward to getting on with the job and working with the team to develop our plans to improve the policing that we provide to our local communities.”

Barry Rowland, FIG Chief Executive, said: “This appointment is another step along the road to ensuring that local people have a police force they can feel confident in. DCI McMahon has a distinguished record of over 30 years’ service and in his time here has demonstrated his commitment to ensuring robust, efficient and effective operations within RFIP service delivery. He has also played a key role in helping to build the professionalism of the force alongside Superintendent Dave Street who has been at the helm for almost a year. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Street for his hard work in ensuring continuity and leadership during his tenure and throughout the past year of transition. We all hope that he enjoys his well-earned retirement.”

His Excellency, the Governor, Nigel Phillips said: “I am delighted that we have appointed such an experienced and knowledgeable Chief of Police, whose dedication to the Falkland Islands has been evident from the start. I am certain that under his supervision and with the support of the community we will continue to develop a modern and forward-looking police force. I wish him and the Royal Falkland Islands Police every success.”