TTPS receives 31 new vehicles

Home*Cover Story*News

TTPS receives 31 new vehicles

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) received a welcomed boost to their response capabilities on Thursday April 14th, as the organization received an additional thirty-one (31) vehicles to its fleet.

Delivering remarks at the handover ceremony held at the Vehicle Management Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (VMCOTT) in Laventille, National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds stated that “The acquisition of new vehicles for the TTPS is significant, as it will contribute to increased police presence and visibility in our communities”.

He also noted that these additions will enable greater mobility, thereby allowing the police to increase their response rates to emergency calls from the public.

Minister Hinds underscored that the Government has embraced a multi-faceted, Whole-of-Government Approach to secure the state and citizens, and to address criminal activity in this country. Testament to that commitment is the partnership between the Ministry of Works and Transport; the Ministry of National Security, via the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service; and VMCOTT, whose representatives worked together to bring the acquisition of these vehicles to fruition.

Further, the Minister encouraged the TTPS to ensure that this fleet of vehicles is properly managed and is maintained in good working order, so that they can offer extensive service to the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service also used the occasion to present fifty (50) body-worn cameras to officers of the Highway Patrol Branch.

Also in attendance at the handover were Minister of Works and Transport Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan and Commissioner of Police (Ag.), Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, Mr. McDonald Jacob.

In August 2021, Cabinet agreed to the procurement of eighty (80) vehicles for the TTPS, comprising seventy (70) Sport Utility Vehicles and ten (10) pickup vehicles. The vehicles were procured at a cost of $18,400,000.00.

On April 14, 2022, the first batch of 31 specially outfitted vehicles, were delivered, ready for use by the TTPS.
The Ministry of National Security will continue to provide the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, and all national security agencies, with the necessary resources to effectively execute their duties in service to the nation.