TTPS says all measures in place for a safe Carnival; 800+ officers to be deployed

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TTPS says all measures in place for a safe Carnival; 800+ officers to be deployed

The T&T Police Service (TTPS) is assuring that all measures are in place to ensure the safety of everyone this Carnival.

Carnival Gold Commander, ACP Collis Hazel, said over 800 law enforcement officers are to be deployed for the festivities, while 300 soldiers will be part of the show of force to ensure law and order prevails.

During the weekly TTPS media briefing at Police Administration Building, Port-of-Spain yesterday, Hazel proudly declared, “We are ready. We have done our homework and we are prepared to address the challenges and all the issues we can mitigate in treating with Carnival 2023.”

Hazel said, “You can expect various types of security patrols on Carnival days. We will be there, out and about. On foot, on mobile, aerial patrols, on the sea, on bicycles, on motorbikes…even drones.”

Hazel said they were expecting over 27,000 people to arrive via Caribbean Airlines by this weekend—and a further 1,500 visitors via the Epic Cruise.

He assured, “We are prepared in order to treat with our citizens and our tourists.”

The public was reminded to contact the TTPS via 555 or 999 to report incidents, which will be re-directed to the Command Centre on Carnival days.

Hazel reminded that the glass bottle ban is being enforced and appealed to persons to comply.

For motorists taking a chance to park in non-designated areas, Hazel said all wrecked vehicles can be retrieved at the Licensing Office on Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain.