An officer attached to the Northern Division Crime Scene Unit has tested positive for COVID-19.
He is said to have discovered the positive result last Thursday and has since been sent on 18 days quarantine leave.
However, him testing positive has led to several police officers, who work with him at the Maloney Police Station, being placed in quarantine as they have all had to test for the virus.
According to a GML report, a comprehensive contact tracing exercise is currently underway for all officers assigned there.
The report quoted sources who revealed that the corporal was on duty last Wednesday and subsequently was tested and instructed by a doctor at the St. George County Medical Office to proceed on 18 days quarantine, commencing March 25 to April 11.
The officer would have been in contact with any of the four shifts assigned to the Crime Scene Office.
President of the TTPS’ Social and Welfare Association, Inspector Gideon Dickson, said “The station has been sanitized and the necessary follow up will take place from both a TTPSSWA and TTPS perspective.”