Public Survey on police performance to roll out today

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Public Survey on police performance to roll out today

The Police Service Commission (PolSC) has commissioned a national survey to collect data on the public’s experiences and satisfaction with the performance of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

The Public Trust, Confidence, and Satisfaction Survey will take place from November 27 to December 15.

In a release, the PolSC said it was an opportunity for people to have their say “about the responsiveness of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service to the safety and security needs and concerns of the public”.

The survey is one of the tools used by the PolSC to monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the discharge of the functions of the Commissioner of Police (CoP) and Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs). The PolSC Annual Report 2022, which was laid in Parliament on November 1, stated the time had come for the Commission to have more meaningful oversight of the TTPS.

The survey findings, the release stated, “assist the Commission in identifying specific measures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Police Service on the whole and its leadership in particular”.

The survey should take less than ten minutes for someone to complete, and the Commission urged people to get “involved in making the vision of a police service that delivers the best possible safety and security outcomes to Trinidad and Tobago a reality”.

The Commission is collaborating with government ministries and departments, non-governmental organisations and private sector organisations to make the survey available on as many websites and social media sites as possible. It is also available on the Service Commissions Department’s website at

Members of the public can also complete the survey through quick response (QR) codes, which enables fast and easy access by anyone with a smartphone.

People are not required to identify themselves and the PolSC assured, “All responses to the survey, opinions collected, information arising from the surveys, identifiers, and any information about respondents learned incidentally will be kept confidential and will not be discussed, disclosed, or disseminated.”