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).
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.
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.
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.
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.