The TTPS Emergency Response Patrol unit has completed 6,068 visits to COVID-positive patients since they started in October 2020.
ACP Wendell Williams told media that the TTPS uses the Emergency Response Patrol to monitor and call all those who have tested positive for the virus and have been ordered to stay at home.
He told GML visits are done to random patients at any time and “Once we have an idea someone might give some trouble, or we get a report that they have broken their quarantine, we will pay them a visit.”
Williams said if police visit a patient’s home and they do not present themselves to speak to the officers, police and a public health officer can enter the home to check for them.
He said if they enter the home and the patient is not there, that is all the evidence they need.
He said police will then seek a warrant for the patient’s arrest.
However, he pointed out that the majority of those in home quarantine have been abiding by the law.