In case of an emergency and in need of the police, DIAL 511 until further notice.
The police have issued the following statement:
"Telecommunication Services of Trinidad and Tobago has advised Trinidad and Tobago Police Service of technical difficulties it is experiencing at its Couva Exchange.
This has resulted in the 999 emergency number being temporarily out of service. Members of the public are therefore being advised that in cases of emergency, the alternate number, 511, can be used until further notice."