90 Special Reserve Police Officers promoted
Ninety Special Reserve Police (SRP) officers have been promoted by Police Commissioner Gary Griffith.
During the promotion ceremony held in the Solomon McLeod Lecture Theatre, Police Administration Building, Port of Spain, on Monday, Commissioner Griffith commended them on their dedication to duty and professionalism.
Among the officers promoted were six Assistant Superintendent of Police, 14 Inspectors of Police, 12 Sergeants of Police and 58 Corporals of Police.
Addressing the ceremony, Commissioner Griffith said the SRP promotions formed a small part of the transformational efforts taking place within the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).
He told the officers that they earned and deserved their promotions and he will continue to do all in his power to give them the support and recognition they require to continue doing their jobs.
Commissioner Griffith made it clear to the officers that the responsibilities, authority, respect and threats they face daily, are the same as regular police officers. He cautioned them that bullets do not discriminate and to always remember their roles as police officers when they put on their uniforms.
Commissioner Griffith urged the SRP officers to maintain their professionalism in and out of uniform at all times, while being dynamic, assertive, bold and confident in their duties.
Promotions were witnessed by Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime and Support, Harold Phillip, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, Harrikrishen Baldeo, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, Administration, Sharon Blake-Clarke and Acting Assistant Superintendent of Police SRP Adjutant, Aaron Beddoe, who congratulated the officers after they were presented with their letters of promotion by Commissioner Griffith.
ACP Anthony Bucchan, chaired the ceremony which was attended by President of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Social and Welfare Association, Inspector Michael Seales.