Two weeks after three senior police officers were placed on leave, another five senior officers met the same fate, The Nassau Guardian understands.
The officers include assistant commissioners Ken Strachan, Theophilus Cunnningham, Leamond Deleveaux, Ashton Greenslade and Clayton Fernander.
The officers reportedly received their letters today from Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson.
The move comes one day after Minister of National Security Marvin Dames reportedly met with the senior command of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and informed them that officers who have accumulated many weeks of vacation will be placed on leave soon.
The Nassau Guardian understands that the officers’ leave will begin on Monday. They have been asked to take their vacation and are expected to retire at the end of their leave.
It was unclear at the time this story was published, exactly how long the officers have been on the force and how old they are.
But the requirements for retirement are 60 years old or 40 years of service.
Earlier this month, Deputy Commissioner Emrick Seymour, Senior Assistant Commissioner Stephen Dean, and Assistant Commissioner Clarence Reckley were also placed on leave.
Dames insisted at the time that the move was not politically motivated.