Monday 19 August, 2019

Gary meets with Tobago business community

Photo provided by The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Photo provided by The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has met with members of the Tobago Division of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce (TTCIC) to discuss security issues affecting the island.

Senior officers of the Tobago Division were also present at the meeting which took place at the ANSA McAL Building, Milford Road, Scarborough, on Tuesday.

Chairman of the Tobago Division of the TTCIC, Diane Hadad and other members of the Chamber, raised issues relating to police customer service on the island.

The Commissioner indicated that he understood the need for good customer service from Tobago officers who interface with tourists on a regular basis, and gave the Chamber the assurance that there will be an investment in customer service training for officers, as part of the transformation and modernisation of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

The transformation will also include the Operational Command Centre in Tobago, which Commissioner Griffith said would serve as the engine room for Tobago policing, and will allow for a more effective 999 system to respond to calls in Tobago, in collaboration with the Emergency Response Patrols.

Griffith explained that this new system would remove the need to go to a police station to make reports, as a call to 999 would bring the officers to you.

Further, he said Chamber members can look forward to more officers conducting foot patrols across all communities.

Additional issues discussed included security for tourists, illegal vending, traffic congestion and noise pollution.

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