Former Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has proclaimed that Mc Donald Jacob would not be the next Top Cop.
The deadline for applications for the position ended at 4p.m on Thursday, June 30.
While it is still unclear whether Jacob, currently acting Police Commissioner, applied, Griffith, has entered the race to hold the top post once again.
Speaking on CNC3's The Morning Brew yesterday, Griffith spoke about what a new top cop should put focus on, but while doing so he implied who he thought would not be chosen.
"The main thing that should be done is whoever gets in the office, gets in the chair, and I am sure it would not be Mr Jacob, all you need to do is to reboot what was there before and what was working," Griffith said
Last month Griffith while speaking on the Grand Slam Morning Show on Slam 100.5FM said Jacob was no longer taking his phone calls or messages.
He said there were up to 73 policies and programmes that he implemented and were dismantled after he left office.
Among them are the National Operations Centre, the Commissioner's Command Centre and the Special Operations Response Unit.
He said this was the reason for what he called the breakdown in communication during protests in and around Port-of-Spain on Monday.
"It will prevent undue panic and it could assist by monitoring everything to ensure that you minimize if not eliminate traffic congestion and all of these things packaged together did not take place," he said.
However, in Parliament on Tuesday National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds defended the intelligence agencies and said that the entire situation was under control.
Another key issue for the former top cop is the use, or lack thereof, of body cameras.
Griffith said 1,500 cameras were purchased for officers to use when conducting exercises, operations or are faced with volatile situations.
He also responded to a statement attributed to the communications officer for the TTPS that there is no law to make wearing body cameras mandatory.
"I mean you can be more ridiculous than that. Nobody saying that you need a law but the person at the helm of the police service through standard operational procedure, through a departmental order can make it mandatory. Had that been done maybe it could justify what the police did on Saturday morning or could ensure that police officers can be culpable," he said.