Jamaica News, Kingston: Corporal Arlene McBean, the first female Chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation has been replaced after just a few months at the helm of the organization.
Our news team learnt that, following a meeting held at the Jamaica Police Federation Central Committee Headquarters, in Kingston, on Monday, January 28, between the board and Branch Board members, a decision was taken that members of the executive committee which consist of the Chairman, a General Secretary, Welfare Officer, Legal Officer, and three other board members should vote among themselves, and following the internal election, Corporal McBean was axed.
“Corporal McBean was doing a perfect job, ” several disgruntled Branch Board members of the Jamaica Police Federation told our news team.
“Men tend to look down on women when they are in office,” stated one member. “Constable McBean made a major accomplishment as the first female Chairman of the ( JPF ) and she was the one who lifted the Jamaica Constabulary Force, during their tag-a-war with the government over salaries,” stated the unhappy officer.
We learnt that Corporal McBean recently had a falling out with several of the Federation Board members, with whom she did not see eye to eye.
Former General Secretary, Mr. Sheldon Gordon, Inspector of Police was elevated to the position of new Police Federation Chairman, while former Legal affairs Director, Sergeant Patrae Rowe, moved up a notch to General Secretary.
The Federation Board say they now thank Corporal Arlene McBean, for the role that she played as Chairman, and indicated that she will now remain within the federation as a Committee member.