THE Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is being given the best possible tools and equipment to do its job.
This from Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley who was speaking at the handing over ceremony of 200 motorcycles to the TTPS by the Government of China.
The function took place on Wednesday at the Police Academy, Samaan Drive in St James.
Delivering the feature address, Rowley said crime fighting and the response to the criminal element is a multifaceted assignment and that there is no one office that has the solution.
“There are a series of things that need to be done all at once and on a sustained basis if safety and security are to be at the level that the population requires and to bring about the comfort that the population needs,” he said.
Rowley said, “We see these bikes not as decoration, not as traffic guiders for high officials, we see these bikes in the police service as the ability of the officers to move quickly through communities on an ongoing basis bringing about a response time which will be significantly improved.”
Fifteen officers received training in China on the motorcycles which are equipped with GPS and video technology.
Also present were Minister of National Security Stuart Young, Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Song Yumin and Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith.
Yumin said the donation highlighted the bilateral defence and law enforcement cooperation between TT and China.
Griffith said the motorcycles will be deployed across Trinidad and Tobago in a very strategic manner.