Edmund Dillon

National Security Minister mourns death of PC Benjamin

Minister of National Security, Edmund Dillon is extending condolences to the family of slain police officer Anso Benjamin. 

The Ministry of National Security issued this statement today.

"The Ministry of National Security extends deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Police Constable Anson Benjamin, who passed away yesterday at the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital.

Constable Anson Benjamin was shot and sustained severe injury on the 4th April 2016 whilst performing his official police duties in response to a robbery.

New unit for Police Service to address crimes against children

National Security Minister Brigadier (Ret) Edmund Dillon has announced the creation of a Child Protection Unit in the Police Service and the Attorney General says his Ministry will back it up with proper legislation. 

Addressing today's post-Cabinet media conference, Minister Dillon noted that in recent times there has been an increase in incidences of crime against children.

He said that against that background, the Commissioner of Police felt that a dedicated and focused entity within the Police Service was necessary to deal with crimes committed against children.

National Security Minister condemns prisons officer's murder

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon is condemning the killing of a prisons officer in Laventille this morning.

The Ministry of National Security issued this statement today:

"Major General (Ret’d) the Honourable Edmund Dillon, Minister of National Security strongly condemns the brazen murder of Prison Officer Fitzalbert Victor this morning.

Security Minister visits Immigration Detention Center

A high-level team led by the Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon visited the Immigration Detention Centre today.

According to Minister Dillon, the visit is the first in a series of visits to IDC by the minister and his team.

The purpose of the visit was to get a first - hand look at the facility, as well as hold one- on-one interaction with detainees to ascertain the circumstances surrounding their detention at the Centre.

Some of the issues discussed were overcrowding and the need for further upgrades to the IDC.

Minister Dillon welcomes Dennis Moses to Ministry of National Security

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon says he welcomes the appointment of Dennis Moses as Minister in the Ministry of National Security.

The Ministry of National Security issued this statement this afternoon:

"The Minister of National Security, Major General (Ret’d) the Honourable Edmund Dillon welcomes the appointment of Senator the Honourable Dennis Moses as Minister in the Ministry of National Security.