$1.8 million TTPS mobile scanner contract being investigated

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$1.8 million TTPS mobile scanner contract being investigated

The contract surrounding the leasing of two mobile scanners since 2019, which cost the Police Service $1.8 million per month, is being investigated.

Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, Curt Simon, told a Joint Select Committee meeting on National Security today, the scanners were being manned by eight persons who were trained and fell under the Operational Command Centre.

There was a transfer of the equipment and personnel to the Traffic Branch for better efficiency of the use of the equipment.

Responding to questions on the scanners, DCP Simon said the trained personnel were certified for a two year period.

However, the units developed technical challenges; a probe is now at a sensitive stage and is on-going.

DCP Simon was asked if the scanners have been yielding results in the fight against crime.




Source: Dennis James: Power News Digital