Hinds: Gov’t well aware of crime challenges!

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Hinds: Gov’t well aware of crime challenges!

National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds says the Government is quite aware of challenges as it relates to the crime situation in Trinidad and Tobago.

In fact he said the trauma left behind by recent murders have not been lost on him, as the police have been working to better secure different communities.

These remarks were made during the passing-out parade and ceremony for 106 police officers at the police barracks, St James, on Wednesday afternoon.

He referred to the murder toll for the year thus far noting that it was perilously close to crossing 500.

Hinds called on recruits to do their part in pushing back against crime.

As of Wednesday morning, the murder toll was 495 compared to 340 for the same period last year.

He said criminals have virtually declared war against peace in society, and urged the new officers to prepare themselves for the challenges which come with law enforcement.