High praise for officers of the TTPS in CoP's New Year's greeting
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has dedicated the majority of his New Year’s Day greetings to commending the efforts of those in the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.
Griffith, who assumed office in August this year, said that he has asked members of the TTPS to go above and beyond the call of duty in pursuit of a safer country. Griffith says officers responded to the call in an admirable way.
In his address, Griffith said to his officers, “For every act of selfless courage, for the times when you sacrificed it all for others, for those moments when you were asked to leave your families to rescue those trapped by the floods, for the teams that worked tirelessly to ensure kidnapped victims were safely returned and the perpetrators quickly apprehended, for those who dutifully responded to become part of emergency units when the earthquake shook our island, for the way you averted threats to shut down the country, for those who work unheralded in the offices of the Service as well and whose work is so critical, to the undercover officers who can never be identified, you know who you are and I salute the dangerous efforts you go to in making Trinidad and Tobago safer. To all the families who spent worrisome nights and days praying for the safety of your loved ones who serve as police officers and to those who suffered the ultimate loss, I join with members of the public in expressing heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you.”
To the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, the Commissioner appealed to everyone to be mindful of the need to be discipline minded, to curb tendencies to excess or ignore the most minor of infractions of the law.
For Monday night, Griffith said he hoped the country would record the safest old year’s night ever through exercising care on the road, designating a driver and treating each other with respect and regard.