Monday 9 December, 2019

Police: No serious crimes during local government elections

With no incidents of serious crime related surrounding Monday's Local Government elections, officers of the Port of Spain Division are patting themselves on the back.

The elections saw officers come out in their numbers, patrolling the capital city and polling stations prior to and post the elections.

Police said while there were reports of woundings and robberies in the district, these incidents were not related to the election process, and as a result, the actions in the district – which is headed by ACP Williams – is being hailed as a success.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) said officers, including personnel, who were on vacation, came out to provide support and conduct the various exercises throughout the district.

Similar targets were achieved in the other eight policing divisions throughout Trinidad and Tobago, sources said.

This was expected to be one of the talking points touched on Tuesday's police press briefing in Port of Spain, which was headed by Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith.

More on this as it becomes available.

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