Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Griffith, NYPD discuss strengthening anti-gang, homicide units

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is paid a courtesy call by representatives of the New York Police Department (NYPD) on May 20, 2019. Photo courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is paid a courtesy call by representatives of the New York Police Department (NYPD) on May 20, 2019. Photo courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Strengthening the performance of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service’s (TTPS) homicide and anti-gang units was high on the agenda when representatives of the New York Police Department (NYPD) NYPD paid Police Commissioner Gary Griffith a courtesy call.  

The partnership, as set out in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two parties aims to build capacity through training and education, and share best practices for law enforcement and exchange of intelligence and information.

The meeting took place at the Office of the Commissioner of Police, at the Police Administration Building, Port of Spain on Monday.

Commissioner Griffith, who is looking forward to the future growth of the TTPS and a mutually beneficial relationship with the NYPD welcomed NYPD’s Deputy Inspector of Police, Ray Festino and Sergeant Damon Martin.

In the MOU signed in 2018 by Commissioner Griffith in New York, both parties agreed to cooperate in preventing criminal acts relating to: Drug Trafficking, Terrorism, Human Trafficking, Cyber-crime, Money Laundering and Arms Smuggling.

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