THE Blanchisseuse Police Station is not being closed.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS)issued a release on Wednesday stating that Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith wished to debunk false and misleading comments being made by an activist/politician that is giving the impression that the Blanchisseuse Police Station is being closed.
It added, “The commissioner wishes to clarify that no police station can be closed without the permission of the National Security Council.
“Throughout Trinidad and Tobago, stations are being repurposed and aligned with the strategic plan of the TTPS which is to increase the effectiveness of the Police Service.
“Mischief is being created as it relates to the Blanchisseuse station specifically. There will be increased Police presence on the north coast area as officers will no longer be stationed inside of a building; instead they will be actively policing the roads in their communities.
“Additionally, there will continue to be a 24-hour police presence in the Blanchisseuse community.
“During the day, the Police Youth Club will utilise the Blanchisseuse Police Station to conduct daily activities for youths in the community and at night, it will be the base for joint police and army patrols which will effect a lockdown on the north coast.
“It must also be noted that an officer will be at the Blanchisseuse location at all times to facilitate taking of reports from the public if necessary.”