Gary Griffith

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.

Griffith: Aim to make 2019 safest Carnival ever

Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith says a com­bi­na­tion of tech­nol­o­gy and per­son­nel has so far worked for the Car­ni­val sea­son mak­ing it one of the safest ever.

Grif­fith, ac­com­pa­nied by Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young, was on a walk­a­bout in down­town Port-of-Spain where hun­dreds of rev­ellers drenched in mud, paint, and oil gy­rat­ed along the streets to blast­ing so­ca mu­sic.

Judge threatens CoP Gary with contempt

A High Court judge has threat­ened con­tempt of court pro­ceed­ings against Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith for fail­ing to obey a court or­der.

Griffith takes issue with media again, defends camouflage outfits

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is insisting that he and officers of specialized units of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) have not violated the police uniform.

Griffith says he has taken note of an article published in today’s Trinidad Express newspaper, pointing to his decision to wear the digital kit.

He said, however, that wearing the kit on several high-risk operations and exercises does not constitute a violation.

MATT: Griffith should be more temperate in choice of words

The Media Association is calling on Police Commissioner Gary Griffith to be more temperate in his choice of words so that he would not appear to be against freedom of speech.

The statement comes in response to Griffith's comments on The Morning Brew Monday, in which he challenged the media's decision to interview people and family of people he said were not on the right side of the law.

MATT says it is not in a war with the police.

The association issued the following statement on Monday: