New vehicles and more recruits for TTPS

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New vehicles and more recruits for TTPS

The government intends to increase the number of officers recruited into the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Finance Minister, Colm Imbert, told the parliament on Monday in the presentation of the national budget the amount of officers recruited annually will move from three hundred to one thousand.

Minister Imbert said the aim is to ensure more credibility, trust and accountability of the police to the public.

It was also disclosed four scanners are to be acquired at $90 million dollars for the ports in 2024.

Eighty million dollars will also be spent to buy new vehicles for the TTPS.

Imbert said the new vehicles the police are expected to acquire in 2024 will allow for the expansion and establishment of more community patrols and give citizens a greater sense of comfort.