Four private security firms tipped to help TTPS
The Ministry of National Security has announced that they’ve engaged four private security firms to “provide mobile security patrol services in various residential districts on a 24-hour basis throughout Trinidad” from April 6 to May 5.
In a media release the Ministry explained that the move is geared to providing extra manpower for law enforcement as the country continues to deal with the effects of COVID-19.
The firms hired are; Allied Security Limited, Amalgamated Security Services Limited, Innovative Security Technologies Limited and Protective Agencies Limited.
The Ministry expressed confidence that these companies possess the ‘experience, manpower, technical capacity and competence as well as required information, communications and technology infrastructure to rapidly deploy and sustain the physical presence needed for the duration of their engagement’.
The Ministry says patrols will be conducted in residential communities using marked vehicles and have been mandated to maintain real-time communications with the National Operations Fusion Centre (NOFC).
They say the move is in keeping with the government’s efforts to combat COVID-19 and its potential further spread. The Ministry also promised to employ other measures in the future as they deem fit.