Former police commissioner Andre Quilindo passes away | 14 July 2020
Andre Quilindo, a former commissioner of police who served from 1996 up to 2006 has passed away.
Mr Quilindo, who died on Sunday, was aged 72 years old.
Born on November 30, 1947, Mr Quilindo was educated at Anse Royale school before furthering his education through private studies.
He joined the police force on November 5, 1966 aged 19 years.
During his long career as a police officer he followed recruit training, instructors’ course, refresher and promotion courses both locally and overseas.
Mr Quilindo served in general duties at Anse Royale, Central Police headquarters and Anse Boileau. He made his way through the ranks of the police department from constable (in 1967) to sergeant (1976), inspector (1977 and he headed the Police Mobile Unit), assistant superintendent (1980), superintendent (1985), chief superintendent (1988), assistant commissioner of police (1993), acting commissioner of police (1995) and commissioner of police (1996).
In 2006 when he left the post of police commissioner, Mr Quilindo took a new position as security advisor in the office of President James Michel.
Mr Quilindo leaves behind his children and grandchildren.
Police communiqué / Christophe Zialor