National Security

Young: Report cops who don’t show ID

Re­port those po­lice who don’t pro­duce ID!

That’s the ad­vice from Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young on op­tions avail­able to the pub­lic when po­lice of­fi­cers refuse to pro­duce iden­ti­fi­ca­tion dur­ing the ex­e­cu­tion of their du­ties.

Young spoke about the sit­u­a­tion in the Sen­ate yes­ter­day re­ply­ing to Op­po­si­tion queries.

TTMA commends Commissioner

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) is commending Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith on the progress made in policing across the country since his appointment in August of this year. 

The TTMA says it notes "the many positive outcomes of the operations, which Commissioner Griffith has spearheaded within recent times, inclusive of major drug busts and apprehension of kidnappers". 

Griffith: There's no resurgence of kidnappings in T&T

Top cop Gary Griffith is giving assurances that kidnappings are not on the rise in Trinidad and Tobago.

This comes following the successful rescue of a family of five from a house at South Oropouche, Barrackpore, Sunday morning.

Commissioner Griffith reported that this kidnapping case was not for ransom, and that police are still hunting down the others behind that incident.

One man has been arrested already, in connection with the crime.

Griffith: More vehicles, new body cams for police

Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith says tech­nol­o­gy will be dri­ving his crime-fight­ing ef­forts. He made the com­ment as he an­nounced a re­vamped Emer­gency-999 hot­line and the roll­out of more Emer­gency Re­sponse Pa­trols (ERP) yes­ter­day.

Speak­ing with mem­bers of the San Fer­nan­do City Cor­po­ra­tion, Greater San Fer­nan­do Cham­ber of Com­merce and taxi dri­vers at the City Hall au­di­to­ri­um, Grif­fith said these mea­sures are ex­pect­ed to take ef­fect in 2019.

Police officer shot dead during Blanchisseuse hunting trip

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accidental shooting death of a Police Constable in the Blanchisseuse district, this morning.

PC Dave Raghonanan, last attached to the Guard and Emergency Branch, was shot during a hunting trip with friends at Petit Tacariqe Bay, Paria, Blanchisseuse.

Around midnight on Friday 30th November, 2018, officers attached to the Blanchisseuse Police Station received information from Command Centre, that an officer was accidentally shot while hunting.

Commissioner vows to work closer with Consular Corps

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has met with the Consular Corps of Trinidad and Tobago at their Annual General Meeting.

The meeting was held on Wednesday, at the Radisson Hotel, Port of Spain.

In his address to the gathering, Commissioner Griffith assured the group that he would work to assist them as they carried out their various important roles and functions.

Minister: We're seeing renewed energy and vigour among officers

Minister of National Security, Stuart Young has commended the police officers involved in the rescue of kidnap victim Maria Dass.

The minister told today's post-Cabinet media conference that he was being kept abreast of the situation as it transpired.

I said there appears to be a renewed energy and vigour displayed in the last few months among national security agencies.

He is calling on the public to continue to encourage law enforcement officers.

Investigators are yet to say whether the outfits worn by the men were authentic police or military gear.

TTPS clarifies Newsday headline - No "cop" involved in kidnapping

Police are seeking to clarify an article in the Newsday newspaper, stating “University worker attacked by ‘cop’, ‘soldier’.

In a statement issued Thursday, the TTPS said the headline suggests that a police officer was involved.

The following is the statement issued by the TTPS on Thursday:

"The Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith wishes to clarify the inaccurate headline of an article in today’s Newsday newspaper, where it states that the University employee who was kidnapped was attacked by a ‘cop’.