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New Badges for TTPS

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Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has completed one year in office on August 15th 2019.

A survey commissioned by the TTPS showed that 76 percent of the respondents had confidence in the new police commissioner while 79 percent approved the performance of Griffith.

At a news conference on Friday Griffith announced the introduction of new badges for police officers and a number of initiatives undertaken during his tenure. These included:

Technology

  • Three Operation Command Centres
  • Body Cameras on Police officers
  • 50 Vehicles outfitted with cameras
  • Emergency Response Vehicles monitored with GPS

 

New/Improved Units

  • Emergency Response Patrols (ERP)
  • Special Operations Response Team (SORT)
  • Special Investigations Unit (SIU)
  • White Collar Crime Unit
  • Specialised Team Assigned to Maximum Security Prisons
  • Revamped E-999

 

Operations

  • Operation Strike Back; 27 Exercises, 940 arrests, 33 guns, 370 rounds of ammo and 123.5 kgs in narcotics seized
  • Solved 11 High-profiled kidnappings cases without ransoms being paid
  • Five multimillion-dollar drug busts in Westmoorings, Valsayn and Cunupia
  • Cracked Human trafficking ring in Western Division
  • Recaptured 14 escaped prisoners

 

Training

  • Gender-based training
  • Human trafficking
  • New Forensic Science/Crime Scene Investigations Techniques
  • Use of non-lethal weapons
  • Customer service and public relations

 

Transformation

  • Introduced polygraph and random drug testing for all officers
  • Closed outstanding high-profile cases such as emailgate
  • Issued more than 1,500 firearm user licenses
  • Reduced overtime bill from $360m to $120m
  • Restructures Organisational flow of TTPS
  • Revamped the legal unit
  • I Support Our Service (ISOS) and Converge
  • Commissioner’s Cup Football Tournament
  • Acquired over 100 non-lethal weapons
  • Unveiled memorial stone

 

Commissoner of Police Gary Griffith, right, and ASP Wayne Mystart at the TTPS news conference on Friday. PHOTO: TTPS
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