Sunday 15 December, 2019

Young tells new police graduates: Stop corruption wherever it's found

PC Humphrey received the award for scoring the highest marks in Defensive Tactics.

PC Humphrey received the award for scoring the highest marks in Defensive Tactics.

National Security Minister Stuart Young has urged new members of the Police Service (TTPS) to conduct their duties fearlessly, serve with integrity and to always remember the oath to protect and serve with pride.

Minister Young gave the advice as he delivered the feature address at the TTPS Passing Out Parade for Batch 1 of 2019, held at the Police Training Academy, St James on August 21. 

He told the new graduates to carry out their duties with professionalism and at all times seek “to stop corruption and criminality wherever they are found.”

Meanwhile, the Minister told graduates that as new members of the TTPS “a big part of your mandate is to take the fight to the corrupt elements across all sectors of Trinidad and Tobago.”

The head of this country's law enforcement agencies reminded the graduates that no one is above the law. He encouraged the new police officers to recognize the importance of their role in national security, particularly in the area of the prevention, detection and investigation of crime in Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the prosecution process.

Minister Young further assured the new graduates and all members of the Police Service that they had the full support of the Government which will continue to supply the TTPS with the requisite technology, equipment, infrastructure and other resources so that the organization can carry out its responsibility to the people effectively and efficiently.

He also congratulated the 98 recruits on the successful completion of their induction training and welcomed them into the service and by extension the National Security family. He then took the opportunity to thank all the men and women of the TTPS for their dedication to duty and selfless service to the people.

PC Humphrey received the award for scoring the highest marks in Defensive Tactics and WPC Pierre was awarded the “Commissioner of Police” Trophy for Most Outstanding Recruit.

Also present at the Passing Out ceremony were Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Glenda Jennings-Smith, Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith and other members of the Police

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