Griffith discusses police exchange programme with Turkish diplomats

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.

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.