Deputy Police Commissioner Deodath Dulalchan says he believes police officers who fail to take reports from members of the public should be fired.
During a police town hall meeting in Couva last evening, some residents complained of difficulties in making reports, saying sometimes officers may tell them to go to the area where the offense happened.
One resident said sometimes someone may fear corrupt officers in their division and may want to make a report somewhere else.
DCP Dulalchan says he was very disappointed to learn of the occurrences saying just last week he presided over a meeting where officers were reminded it is their duty to take a report at any police station.
He says if an officer cannot do that, then he or she should be fired.