Saturday 4 April, 2020

Griffith: Report arrogant officers

Photo 1- CoP Gary Griffith speaks during meeting at Mayaro Constituency Office on 10.04.19

Photo 1- CoP Gary Griffith speaks during meeting at Mayaro Constituency Office on 10.04.19

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is continuing stakeholder meetings with Members of Parliament and their constituents as he visited the Rio Claro district on Wednesday morning.

This is part of ongoing transformational efforts to strengthen stakeholder partnerships and community engagement with all Members of Parliament across all 41 constituencies within the nine policing divisions of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Mayaro MP Rushton Paray and several interest groups from the constituency were present.

During the meeting held at the Mayaro Constituency Office, Griffith answered several questions posed to him by Paray and those present about issues ranging from coastal security, the newly proposed school unit and increased visibility by officers.

In response, Griffith said the proposed school unit will monitor activities around school and be an effective tool to deal with the issue of loitering faced by businesses. He also said there are plans to establish a special unit to patrol the coastal areas of the country.

On the issue of police customer service, Commissioner Griffith said, “I am actively trying to improve customer service in the TTPS and I encourage members of the public to report arrogant officers, so they could receive a gentle reminder of proper customer service.”

Meanwhile, Paray spoke of the close working relationship he shares with the members of the TTPS in his official capacity and expressed his hope that it will continue to benefit of all citizens in the Mayaro constituency.

Also in attendance at the meeting were Vice-President of the Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation, Videsh Maharaj, Presidents of the Rio Claro and Mayaro Business Chambers, representatives of the Ministry of Education, the energy sector, the fishing community, farmers and various other NGOs.

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