Monday 27 May, 2019

TTPS partners with NYPD to fight crime

Photo courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Photo courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has deepened its relationship with the New York Police Department (NYPD) with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

The MOU was signed by TTPS Police Commissioner Gary Griffith and Commissioner of Police for the City of New York, James O’Neil on Thursday at One Police Plaza, NYC, USA.

The signing of the agreement solidifies and strengthens cooperation between the TTPS and NYPD within the framework of preventing and combating transnational crime.

Both parties have agreed to cooperate in preventing criminal acts relating to: illicit drug trafficking, terrorism, human trafficking, cyber-crime, money laundering and arms smuggling.

The agreement will facilitate cooperation in areas of exchange of intelligence and information, training and education as well as sharing of best practices for law enforcement personnel.

The MOU also speaks to the formulation of policies and procedures to enhance counter-terrorism and transnational crime.

Both parties have agreed to continuously evaluate policies, programs, and activities which are implemented.

Commissioner Griffith was also briefed and shown the systems and technology used to ensure effective responses to distress calls and in preparation for a major events through an Operations Command Centre.

As part of the agreement, the TTPS and NYPD will make joint publications to the media on matters regarding its collaboration and where public awareness is necessary to assist in deterring criminal acts.

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