Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has revealed that police vehicles – both marked and unmarked, will soon be outfitted with electronic registration plates.
This is being done in a bid to curb misuse.
Speaking during Tuesday’s media conference at the Police Administration Building in Port-of-Spain, Griffith said they will have their own specific personalized license plates, with a chip linked to the vehicle.
He explained that the chips will be inserted on the license plates of all police vehicles which will be linked to a global positioning system (GPS).
“So if you have GPS in the vehicle going one direction but the license plate is going another, we would know that something is up,” he said.
Griffith added that the chip will also be linked to the engine chassis number and that is where all of the things will come together.
He said “I have spoken to the Attorney General and hopefully this will be approved, and as soon as it is approved, with immediate effect we will alter all of the license plates.”