Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith met with Member of Parliament for San Fernando West, Faris Al Rawi, and a cross- section of constituents, to hear and discuss their safety and security concerns.
This meeting took place on Wednesday, November 20th, at Gulf View, San Fernando.
The meeting forms part of Commissioner Griffith’s ongoing transformational efforts to strengthen stakeholder partnerships and community engagement with all Members of Parliament across all 41 constituencies within the nine policing divisions of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).
Issues raised by members included concerns about the use of the blue flashing lights, as well as suggestions for school intervention which they believed would allow for a dramatic change in the issues that officers have to deal with.
Commissioner Griffith assured the gathering that TTPS’ resources are being utilized to effectively reduce crime and the fear of crime in T&T. He further added that the public should utilize the new and improved E-999 system, as well as the new TTPS Mobile App. He informed residents of the plan for new initiatives; Street Talk-‘Big Brother Mentorship’, Establishment of a Schools Anti-Violence Unit and Collaborating with Ministry of Education on School Security Unit.
The new E-999 service is being overhauled to allow for greater efficiency, and as such the Commissioner said “through this
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Member of Parliament for San Fernando West, Attorney General Faris Al Rawi thanked Commissioner Griffith for engaging the constituents with these informative sessions.
Also present at the meeting were Kazim Hosein, Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, and His Worship the Mayor of San Fernando, Junia Regrello and Snr Supt (Ag.) Wayne Mohammed.