Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith said over the past year, there were over 40 incidents where police officers were shot at and called for greater understanding and compassion for the police as they protect and serve.
Commissioner Griffith called on the public be more understanding and compassionate towards officers who’s lives are on the line everyday. He said there were over 40 incidents where police officers were shot at in the last year alone.
The top Cop said: “What we ask of this country is just for a little bit of compassion and understanding that the officers are people. People often find ways to look after the well-being of criminal elements, just for everyone’s information within the past year, there have been 40 occasions where criminals have shot at police officers”.
COP Griffith was delivering his address for the Prime Minister’s Independence Day toast to the nation at the Police Administration Building, Sackville Street, Port of Spain.