Police Commissioner Erla Harewood-Christopher and Chief of Defence Staff Darryl Daniel have asked for more resources to help fight the current crime surge.
This was revealed by Minister of National Security Fitzgerald Hinds, after he met with both arms of national security to discuss their anti-crime plans.
Hinds added that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has given the law enforcement heads Government’s commitment that they will get the resources they need to execute their plans.
He confirmed Harewood-Christopher and Daniel asked for more resources, which, he said, will be provided as soon as possible.
“We took the decisions yesterday, since they said they needed certain other resources. They will be provided in quick order and I got that as a directive from the honourable Prime Minister as well,” Hinds stated.
He said, “As Member of Parliament, as man, as a citizen, I understand the severe trauma that victims suffer at the hands of home invaders…we understand full well the trauma, the pain and the abuse, we saw how they beat that 15-year-old boy,” the Minister said.
Following criticism of his statement on Thursday that it was the responsibility of the CoP and the Chief of Defence Staff to develop an anti-crime plan and not his job, the Minister stuck by his statement, saying he did not want to politicise crime.