The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is reevaluating and robustly monitoring its policies and procedures into the extra duty arrangements with fete promoters and event organisers to reduce the likelihood of irregularities and discrepancies.
This was the assurance given to the Trinidad and Tobago Promoters’ Association (TTPA) last Saturday by Commissioner of Police (Ag.), Mc Donald Jacob, at a meeting held at the Police Administration Building, Port-of-Spain.
Also at the meeting were Deputy Commissioners of Police (Ag.), Operations and Administration and Support, Erla Christopher, and Intelligence and Investigation, Wendell Williams, President of the TTPA, Jerome “Rome” Precilla, Advocate, TTPA, Paige De Leon, Senior Superintendents of Police (Ag.) Port-of-Spain Division, Neil Brandon John and Western Division, Anthony Remy, who represented two of the 10 Policing Divisions that host the most major events during the regular Carnival season.
During the discussions, all parties arrived at a mutual agreement to willingly work together in addressing issues such as having and adhering to clear policy, resolving the strength of police officers at events and ensuring future collaboration to enhance the symbiotic relationship of both entities ahead of the 2023 Carnival season.
CoP (Ag.) Jacob told the TTPA that the TTPS will implement further guidelines to what was already outlined in the TTPS’ Extra Duty Policy to address some of the critical challenges raised by the Association.
On July 25th, the TTPS issued a statement on the guidelines of extra duty within the organisation and the requirements of both Divisional Commanders and Promoters.
Meanwhile, De Leon said she was “pleased with the discussions” as both the TTPA and TTPS remain committed to supporting the nation’s creatives, culture and livelihoods.
The TTPS and TTPA are expected to meet in the future as the established policies are reviewed and monitored.