Current Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameedh has expressed interest in a second term as CP.
In an interview given to Avas Online, Commissioner stated that under the new Police Act, to remain Commissioner for a second term they would have to run for the position and that if given the chance he would be interested in a second term as Commissioner of Police.
He further noted that he was only 43 years of age and that this quite young in comparison to Commissioners of Police around the globe. He noted that he & the leaders of Police are quite capable and have good ideas for developing the force, and that he has high hopes to exceed expectations in delivering results, but that such results would be hard to deliver in just a couple of years.
Under the New Police Act’s Section 51 and Section 52, a new commissioner will be elected after opening for candidates 90 days prior to the end of the sitting term and from among those applicants.
Commissioner Hameedh is President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih's brother-in-law and was dismissed from the service in 2012 for leaking classified information. He was the then head of the police intelligence department. Hameed was reinstated into police soon after President Solih won the 2018 presidential elections.