Commissioner of Police meets with new British High Commissioner

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Commissioner of Police meets with new British High Commissioner

Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, met today with recently-appointed British High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago, Harriet Cross, at the High Commission’s offices in St Clair.

This was the first courtesy call that the High Commissioner has received at the High Commission since she took office. The High Commissioner will have direct responsibility with regards to security matters and has expressed her desire to build upon the work that her predecessors have done.

Discussions with the CoP focused on the ongoing collaborations between the High Commission and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Talks centred on the excellent relationship that exists with the High Commission and how they can continue to work together in the future. The UK provides support to the TTPS through capacity building, technology and training, and assists the TTPS in strengthening areas of Community Policing, Investigative Mentoring, and Forensic Investigations.

Commissioner Griffith discussed the Security Memorandum of Understanding which was signed in 2017 with the United Kingdom where both countries share information and collaborate to combat transnational crime.

Both the High Commissioner and CoP are keen to restart subcommittee meetings which have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in order to prioritise resources.

Commissioner Griffith said this will greatly assist in the current transformation of the TTPS to be able to better serve the country in matters of anti-terrorism, human trafficking, narcotics, and overall safety and security.
The CoP also praised outgoing Deputy High Commissioner, Caroline Alcock, for her assistance to the TTPS during her tour of duty.