The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has made a commitment to increase collaboration with the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BATT). Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith, and officers of special investigative units within the TTPS, met with representatives of the commercial banking sector yesterday at the Police Administration Building in Port-of-Spain.
According to a press release issued by the Service, the aim of the meeting was to foster and strengthen the relationship between the TTPS and the BATT, through information sharing and confidentiality protocols to better safeguard clients. The Top Cop said the TTPS will be working closely with financial institutions to monitor persons who are involved in fraud, money laundering, financing of terrorism, unexplained wealth, ATM skimming and harvesting of information from bank cards.
Both entities also discussed measures to improve the police response time, through increased collaboration between the Emergency Response Patrol, the Operational Command Centre as well as the appointment of a liaison officer between the TTPS and BATT.
The meeting included senior police officers from the Financial Investigations Branch, Fraud Squad, Anti-Corruption Investigations Bureau and other related units.