Gary Griffith

Griffith's vex with the media...again

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has criticised members of the media and "social media experts" who he says have been unfair to him.

Griffith took issue with the reporting by media and others, on his handling of the TV Jaagriti issue and his appearance at the Buju Banton concert.

At the end of the 25-minute address, Griffith closed the news briefing without fielding questions and when some journalists sought to get responses on some matter, he replied, "Ask Omatie Lyder" (Editor-in-Chief at the Express Newspaper).

Griffith insists TTPS correct on lack of funding

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith is saying the head of finance from the TTPS is 100 percent accurate.

The TTPS has not received any money for the fiscal year 2018 to 2019 from the Ministry of Finance.

The commissioner says the TTPS does not require any finance guidance or training on how to manage its accounts since individuals working in the finance and administration sections have decades of experience and qualifications.

Griffith reaches out to MPs of all 41 constituencies

The Office of the Commissioner of Police says it has reached out to members of Parliament across 41 constituencies within the nine policing divisions of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen stakeholder partnerships and community engagement.

The statement says that Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has written to all MPs indicating his willingness and availability to meet with them to discuss crime initiatives and strategies, which can be beneficial to their constituents and by extension, Trinidad and Tobago.

CoP wants earlier Carnival shut-off time

Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith wants con­sid­er­a­tion giv­en to rea­son­able shut-off times for fu­ture Car­ni­val cel­e­bra­tions.

Grif­fith made the sug­ges­tion at a press con­fer­ence at the Min­istry of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty in Port-of-Spain yes­ter­day.

“This is one of the few coun­tries in the world where you have Car­ni­val go­ing on from Fri­day. In oth­er car­ni­vals you have a shut-off point,” Grif­fith said.

CoP: No mercy for AWOL cops

Po­lice of­fi­cers who fail to show up for work on Car­ni­val Mon­day and Tues­day with­out a valid rea­son will be re­as­signed from their units and face dis­ci­pli­nary ac­tion.

The warn­ing came from Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith af­ter he made an as­sess­ment of the “great” turnout by mem­bers of the T&T Po­lice Ser­vice (TTPS) on Car­ni­val Mon­day.