The Police Service has joined with local and international communities to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019.
The United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace, recognizes the invaluable contributions and achievements made by women around the world in all aspects of life.
The 2019 campaign theme, ‘Balance for Better’, is a call to action for driving gender balance across the world.
In commemoration of this occasion, the TTPS Women Police Bureau’s, held a workshop to empower and encourage women officers who currently serve in the TTPS, while saluting those who have served in the past.
The workshop which was titled ‘Empowering Champions’ was held at the Solomon Mc Leod Lecture Theatre, Police Administration Building, Port of Spain, this afternoon.
Addressing the gathering, Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith, praised women police officers for their professionalism, dedication and excellence during the execution of their duties.
“Women must be seen as equals, given their commitment and dynamism to service and duty and they have my full support at all times,” he said.
Griffith says he believes the post of Commissioner of Police will one day be held by a woman police officer.
Currently, women serving in First Division ranks of the TTPS are as follows: one Deputy Commissioner of Police, five Assistant Commissioners of Police, six Senior Superintendents of Police, five Superintendents of Police, eight Assistant Superintendents of Police and three Civilian Heads.