The Trinidad and Police Service (TTPS) is issuing another reminder to drivers to “Drive Sober”, especially during this Carnival season.
This, as five people are expected to appear in court today, Tuesday 18th February, on charges of driving a vehicle with breath alcohol levels exceeding the prescribed legal limit.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has made yet another appeal for the justice system to ensure that gun-toting assassins stay behind bars.
Commissioner Griffith says they’ve succeeded in reducing every other serious crime, while homicides remain a sticking point.
The top cop says the courts continue to make it tougher for him and his team of police officers to keep the streets safe for ordinary citizens, by releasing known shooters and gunmen back into society, far too quickly.
“The safest place in T&T is inside a Carnival fete…”
So says Police Commissioner Gary Griffith, as he weighed in on the current crime situation and the TTPS' readiness for Carnival celebrations.
And the top cop says his men and women officers are equipped and ready to deal with anything and make sure that their presence is felt.
During a drill with various arms of the TTPS at the Police Training Academy on Thursday, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says the police aren't being trained to use brute force, but rather, to destabilise potential deadly situations.
A 23-year-old man from Cap-De-Ville, Point Fortin, was taken into custody yesterday, following his botched attempt at a kidnapping of a 10-year-old school child.
According to reports, members of the Point Fortin Municipal Police were instrumental in his arrest.
The Member of Parliament for Couva North is calling for the allocation of more resources to the Police Service's Child Protection Unit (CPU).
According to Ramona Ramdial, the Unit is not fully equipped with the necessary tools nor human resources, to deal with crimes against children. She also recommends that the Children’s Authority be given the authority and manpower to deal with complaints brought to them.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) continues its crackdown on illegal arms and ammunition, with multiple anti-crime exercises across the country.
Illegal weapon hidden in drain in St James
A firearm with ammunition and magazine, along with a bullet proof vest were found and seized by police officers during an anti-crime exercise on Tuesday night in St James.
Police said the Cavim shotgun, the pistol magazine, eight rounds of 7.62 ammunition and the bullet proof vest were found hidden in a drain at Aboud Circular and Dundonald Hill
Ahead of the bloodshed and mayhem seen since the start of the year, Municipal Police Officers have joined forces with the T&T Police Service (TTPS) to make Carnival 2020 safe.
Local Government Minister Kazim Hosein says the Municipal Police Service has rolled out its security plan for the upcoming Carnival season.
Minister Hosein has confirmed that a full complement of officers will be patrolling beaches and other public places.
The Trinidad And Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is seeking the public's assistance in locating 15-year-old Kyle Liverpool.
Liverpool, of Upper Richplain Road, Diego Martin, was last seen on Wednesday 5th February, getting into a black Nissan Tiida motorcar.
The boy's parents grew concerned when the teenager failed to return home and have since filed a missing persons’ report.
Liverpool is of African descent, slim built and dark brown in complexion.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 13-year-old MEAGAN JOHNSON.
Meagan, of Ragooraj Street, Dinsley Village in Tacarigua, was last seen at 11:30am on Monday 3rd February 2020, at her home.
She was reported missing to the Arouca Police Station on the same day, at 9:00pm by a relative.
Meagan, is of African descent, 5 feet tall, slim built, and brown in complexion.
She was last seen wearing a white dress.