President of the T&T Police Service Social and Welfare Association Insp Gideon Dickson has revealed that 105 police officers have tested positive for COVID-19, with one death up to Monday.
Dickson broke down the figures in an interview with GML, stating “The number of police officers/TTPS employees that have tested positive stands at 107, which consists of 105 Police officers and two civilians.”
He added that the total number of police officers/TTPS employees currently on quarantine is at 691, including 20 civilians who work within the TTPS.”
“The number of police officers that was on quarantine and has since resumed duty– 2,456 and the number of civilians that was on quarantine and has since resumed duty is 67.”
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith confirmed that over 10 per cent of the TTPS’ active strength is right now in quarantine “and that obviously takes a toll on us because it is a domino effect.”
Griffith said sanitisation takes place on a regular basis of both the buildings and the vehicles being used by officers.