At the beginning of a multi-pronged police exercise in Laventille and Port of Spain on Thursday morning, Acting Police Commissioner McDonald Jacob said the police would not allow violence and fear to control communities.
He spoke with reporters outside the Excel Primary School, Beetham Gardens.
Jacob said the exercise was launched in response to the murder of reputed community leader Anthon “Boombie” Boney.
Boney was killed in Caroni on Wednesday morning.
As of 10.45 am over 85 officers in the Port of Spain division alone were in different areas.