Top Cop: Celebrate Christmas with Safety in Mind

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By Prior Beharry

ACTING Commissioner of Police Erla Christopher is calling on citizens to follow the advice of the police and adhere to safety precautions for Christmas.

In a release on a Friday, Christopher said, “Merry Christmas to all. After two years of restricted celebrations, we are all glad to have a ‘normal’ Christmas this year, but remember normal safety precautions still apply.”

She said, “We are advising persons to celebrate with safety in mind when shopping, and conducting business, whether at home and especially on the roads. We are appealing to motorists to exercise responsible driving practices, please give consideration to all road users and obey all traffic laws.”

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Christopher said, “We know this is a festive season and visiting friends and family is commonplace, but if you have to drive, don’t drink and if you drink, don’t drive. Give that responsibility to a designated driver. For those who go to the beaches, I urge you to celebrate with sun, sea, sand, and safety.”

She said to pay close attention to the weather advisories and alerts regarding sea conditions over the weekend.

Christopher said that officers have been called out from desk and administrative duties to assist in patrols throughout the cities, towns, shopping centres, malls, and within communities.

She added, “The public can look forward to a heavy and sustained police presence, on the ground through foot and mobile patrols, and on horseback, by sea through our Riverine Unit and by air, through the use of our Air Support Unit, using our drone technology.”

Christopher said, “As we celebrate Christmas and move into the new year, and the much anticipated Carnival season, the TTPS will use all the resources at its disposal to keep the public safe.”


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