Friday 25 September, 2020

Gary: Police won't bill political parties for presence at rallies

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has assured political parties that they will not be billed by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) for police presence at their political rallies and events, in the lead up to the December 2 Local Government Elections.

This, as he believes it will be inappropriate to attach any fee for having the Police Service provide safety and security for citizens at every major public event.

The CoP however, says, that all police officers will be paid their overtime by the TTPS for all extra duties performed during this period.

Griffith assured that all officers will be out on the day of Local Government Elections, as was done during Carnival 2019.

The Police Commissioner gave further assurances that the public can place full confidence in the Police Service to continue to maintain law and order across the country, particularly during the election period.

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