Commissioner of Police Erla Harewood-Christopher, reminded 28 newly-promoted officers of the major leadership role they now play in transforming the culture of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) to one of service and excellence.
“To whom much is given, much is expected,” was the adage she used to reinforce this as she presided over the promotion of five officers from the rank of Sergeant to Inspector and 23 officers from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant at the Police Administration Building on Monday.
She also expressed her pride at the significance of the moment, having chaired the interview panel for the promotion, and now, as Commissioner, seeing them advance in their new roles. As she congratulated them, she asked that they “think about what the organisation requires” of them as they fill their new positions so they can do their part to achieve the commitment she made on behalf of the TTPS to reduce the crime rate by June.
President of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Social and Welfare Association (TTPSSWA), ASP (Ag.) Gideon Dickson also reminded the officers that the “organisation expects that they deliver, and deliver with excellence.” He too urged them to use their new roles to influence the culture that exists to ensure a more efficient police service.
Also present at the promotion exercise were DCPs Ramnarine Samaroo and Curtis Simon, Supt Ainsley Nicholls, and Public Information Officer, Insp Michelle Lewis.