Gary Griffith

Griffith fine with giving citizens guns

Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith has as­sured mem­bers of the Ch­agua­nas East elec­toral dis­trict that he is work­ing as­sid­u­ous­ly to clear the back­log of Firearm User Li­cens­es (FULs). And he is al­so mak­ing it clear that he is not averse to grant­i­ng cit­i­zens gun li­cens­es once they qual­i­fy for them.

Grif­fith made the promise dur­ing a meet­ing at the of­fice of Ch­agua­nas East MP Fazal Karim, where sev­er­al mem­bers of the pub­lic and busi­ness com­mu­ni­ty raised con­cerns over the po­lice’s tar­di­ness in grant­i­ng them gun li­cens­es.

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.