Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey, Her Excellency Nurdan Altuntas and Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Turkey in Trinidad and Tobago, Michael Llanos, today paid a courtesy call to Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith.
The Police Service says the meeting was held at the Office of the Commissioner of Police, Police Administration Building, Port-of-Spain.
Discussions centered on the possibility of an exchange programme between police officers from Trinidad and Tobago and Turkey.
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.