In light of the increasing number of Covid-19 infections within the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and nationwide, the TTPS has decided to defer the resumption of the Certificate of Character (COC) service until May 23rd.
The CoC service was expected to be back up on Monday 10th May 2021 after a disruption of two months.
Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, says a large number of police officers contracted the Covid-19 in recent times. The CoP notes that as a result of the infections, a larger number of police officers have been sent on quarantine. He says in an attempt to protect the health of police officers and the civilian staff, he has decided to defer the resumption of the CoC service until May 23rd, in line with the restrictions in the updated Public Health Regulations.
Commissioner Griffith has asked members of the public who applied for a COC, to be patient as the deferral can protect the health of police officers and the public who they serve. In cases of emergency, where a CoC is needed before May 23rd, applications can be sent directly to the Commissioner of Police.
He says the public will be kept updated through the various TTPS social media platforms.