Deputy Police Commissioner Abdul Mannan Yoosuf and Deputy Police Commissioner Ali Rasheed are set to retire before the end of this month.
A top police official refuted rumors they have already retired, but said they were set to retire on November 25.
Mannan had also been serving as Acting Commissioner of Police since former CP Mohamed Hameed’s retirement last weekend. He has served in the police force for over 29 years.
The Police Act does not empower the president to directly appoint a CP, instead the law dictates that applications must be opened for 90 days, for which police officials ranked ACP or above are applicable, the candidates will be vetted by the Police Board, after which the president will make the appointment under the advisement of the cabinet minister in charge.