Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, held his first COMPSTAT (Computer Statistics) with Divisional Commanders and Heads of Sections and Branches today.
The meeting was held at the Solomon McLeod Lecture Theatre, Police Administration Building, Port of Spain.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Ag.) Crime and Support, Harold Phillip, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Ag.), Operations, Deodat Dulalchan and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Ag.), Administration, Erla Christopher.
In a media statement from the TTPS, commissioner Griffith acknowledged the wealth of policing experience and knowledge within the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and stated that his primary purpose will be to effect positive change in the area of leadership, management and accountability.
In addressing his first meeting, Commissioner Griffith assured First Division Officers that he would not be making unilateral decisions, but rather intends to obtain ‘buy in’ and input from his senior officers, who have many years of collective experience.
He also said that he was familiar with the concept and importance of COMPSTAT, as it allows for information to be communicated in real time and be put to effective use.
The Commissioner stated that he looked forward to fully utilising COMPSTAT to improve law enforcement and policing, where information would be used in operations, such as rapid response, pre-emptive strikes and having high visibility, to act as a deterrent to crime.
COMPSTAT uses computerized statistics to give a real-time snapshot of the state of affairs regarding crime in Trinidad and Tobago.