Seales to Griffith: Polygraph entire Police Service

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 held, pistol & drugs seized by North Eastern Division

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.

Bandits fire at police, two held

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.

Police call on fireworks users to act responsibly

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.

Couple in shock as Tobago police kick in wrong door

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.

Disturbance at Besson Street as prisoners threaten police officer with faeces

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.

Two police officers dead in murder-suicide shootings

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.