Sunday 15 December, 2019

CoP urges officers to report for duty on Carnival Monday, Tuesday

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is calling on officers to fulfil their patriotic duty and help maintain law and order on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.

In a statement issued Carnival Sunday, Griffith asked officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) to turn out as rostered for work on Carnival Monday and Tuesday, not based on consequences, but 'because of patriotism and an answer to the call to duty, to protect and serve Trinidad and Tobago with P.R.I.D.E.'.

The release said a total of 6,000 officers were expected to report for duty across the country during the Carnival period, with some 1,600 police officers being rostered to work in the Port of Spain Division, to provide blanket security for the district over the next two days.

Griffith also gave the assurance to all officers of the TTPS that Carnival leave for which all officers are entitled, would be granted.

Commissioner Griffith further commended all the officers who were already hard at work for the season, for "their unstinting performance and dedication to duty, while encouraging others to also come out and give the support necessary to make the 2019 festivities the safest ever".

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