Thursday 19 September, 2019

TTPS displays show of force after prison officer's murder

Photo: Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, stands with elite members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. Photo courtesy the TTPS.

Photo: Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, stands with elite members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. Photo courtesy the TTPS.

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith and officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) turned out in a show of strength and support for the Prison Service, after the brutal murder of Superintendent of Prisons, Wayne Jackson.

According to a statement issued by the TTPS on Thursday, Griffith, along with a specialised unit of officers, conducted a walk-through at the Maximum Security Prison at Golden Grove, Arouca on Thursday morning.

The walkabout was the result of discussions held with members of the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, after the murder of Superintendent Jackson.

Police said the exercise was conducted in a bid to ascertain areas where police officers will be deployed within the Maximum Security Prison. 

This forms part of continued joins efforts toward strengthening all agencies in the criminal justice system, which includes a comprehensive security system in the prisons, the release said. 

Jackson was gunned down outside his Malabar, Arima home on Tuesday evening. It is believed the murder was a hit.

Jackson recently celebrated 30 years with the prison service and was known for his dedication and hard work. 

Police are continuing investigations.

 

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