TTPS COVID-19 Task Force legitimate

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TTPS COVID-19 Task Force legitimate

Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, is assuring the public the men depicted in social media posts are police officers who were carrying out a legitimate function.

Commissioner Griffith says he notes the social media posts which suggest police officers carrying out their legitimate duties are being branded as imposters.

Police Officers carrying out these visits, identify themselves as Police Officers.

If citizens are unsure, they can ask to see theofficer’s ID and badge, which the officer is obliged to produce.

Their visits are generally non-intrusive by word or action.

At this level of visit, Commissioner Griffith says the police officers do not board premises but communicate from a safe distance.

Commissioner Griffith says the information they require are also simple and reasonable, andpose no risk to the citizen.

Commissioner Griffith says the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service carries out several functions on behalf of the Ministry of Health, to manage the Covid-19 virus.

In a media release, Commissioner Griffith says such activity is generally coordinated by Assistant Commissioner Wendell Williams throughout Trinidad and Tobago.

The Police visits, coordinated by Mr Williams, are largely to restore or establish communication between County Medical Officers of Health and Covid-19 positive individuals.

Commissioner Griffith said he established a Covid Task Force in 2020 to assist the Ministry of Health, in particular to ensure among other things, that quarantined persons remain at home.