Violent crime in the district of Arima will be getting special attention of the TTPS.
Acting Police Commissioner McDonald Jacob announced plans to ramp up patrols in Arima now that the district tops the country in terms of serious crimes such as murders, shootings, woundings and robberies.
According to the Commissioner the numbers are more on par with 2019 figures, according to Jacob, who admitted the data trends in 2020 and 2021 were skewed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Arima was given five additional new vehicles to help implement this patrol policy. We have also created foot patrol beats that we will be working hand in hand with the municipal police to ensure that we can have that level of police presence.”
Jacob was speaking yesterday at the Arima Community Centre, following a meeting with Arima Mayor Cagney Casimire and members of the Arima Borough Council.