T&T Police Social and Welfare Association (TTPSWA) president Michael Seales is calling on Police Commissioner Gary Griffith to polygraph all officers in the T&T Police Service (TTPS).
Seales made the call yesterday, hours after Griffith confirmed he had transferred several officers who recently refused to take voluntary lie detector tests.
Speaking on CNC 3’s Morning Brew programme, Seales said the association was in support of the transfers by Griffith.
One man was arrested and a pistol and quantities of ammunition and drugs discovered by officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Morvant and San Juan districts, yesterday.
The exercise, spearheaded by Snr. Supt. Surrendra Sagramsingh and supervised by Sgt. (Ag.) Simeon Guelmo, was conducted on Tuesday.
During the exercise, officers proceeded to Romain Lands, Morvant, where they observed a man acting suspiciously.
Upon seeing the officers, the man dropped a black bag and ran off.
Three men are in police custody after a car chase and shootout in Trincity Monday afternoon.
Cnc3 News understands the suspects shot at police vehicles leaving numerous bullets holes in the windshield.
Police reports indicated that officers attached to Arouca station received a report of a robbery along St Michael Road in Tacarigua around 2 pm.
Three armed men reportedly robbed a man, before escaping in a vehicle.
Officers who were patrolling nearby spotted the vehicle and gave pursuit.
The Police Service is reminding members of the public of the dangers in the use of fireworks and similar devices.
In a statement issued Monday, the TTPS says that while the use of fireworks is not illegal, there are laws surrounding it,
The following is a statement issued by the TTPS on Monday.
"Recent unfortunate events have highlighted the fact that the citizens need to be reminded of the need to responsibly use fireworks and other similar devices.
An elderly couple of Mason Hall, Tobago, say they have been left traumatised following an early morning ordeal with police officers of the Tobago Task Force.
Eucklyn Chapman, 64, and her husband, Cecil, 69, of Croton Lane, said people dressed as police officers showed up at their residence around 4 am yesterday and requested entry, but when they protested and asked for the search warrant, the officers broke down their front door valued $2,200 and gained access.
Inmates at the Besson Street Police Station today threatened to throw faeces at an officer who they say is treating them unfairly.
Initial reports suggested that an officer was being held hostage at the station.
However, CNC3 News was told that around midday an officer was attempting to check on an inmate in one of three holding cells when inmates in another holding cell hurled insults at him.
The inmates accused the officer of unfair treatment while threatening to hurl faeces at him if he passed in front of their cell.
A domestic dispute has claimed the life of two police officers.
Dead are woman police officer Rackel Kipps and her male companion Kevin Youksee.
Youksee shot Kipps dead before turning the gun on himself.
The murder-suicide has left the couple's two-year-old daughter without parents.
According to reports, residents of Spring Valley, Mt D'or, heard three gunshots around 11 am.
Kipps was reportedly shot twice before Youksee, who was attached to the Tunapuna police Station, turned the gun on himself.