Friday 24 May, 2019

Out of service police vehicles refurbished, returned to fleet

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith inspects refurbished police vehicles. Photo courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith inspects refurbished police vehicles. Photo courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Fifteen marked and unmarked police vehicles refurbished by the Vehicle Management Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (VMCOTT) have been returned to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) fleet to aid in crime fighting efforts.

VMCOTT handed over the keys to the refurbished vehicles at a ceremony at its Beetham headquarters on Wednesday.

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith received the vehicles from VMCOTT Chairman Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd.) Neil Bennet and CEO Natasha Prince.

The vehicles were out of service owing to various mechanical issues.

On receiving the vehicles, Commissioner Griffith said the Police Service would be moving to treat with damaged vehicles.

“For too long citizens and officers have grown accustomed to the sight of damaged and dilapidated vehicles parked in front of police stations. However, as part of the thrust toward transforming the operations and image of the TTPS, these damaged vehicles will be removed, sold, repaired or scrapped for parts.”

He welcomed VMCOTT’s assistance as part of their participation in the TTPS’ ‘I Support Our Service’ (ISOS) initiative.

Meanwhile, the VMCOTT Chairman said it was critical to restore the vehicles as quickly as possible, to better serve citizens and improve national security.

To date VMCOTT has delivered 49 refurbished vehicles to the TTPS.

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