Police Commissioner Gary Griffith today conducted a site visit at the Queen’s Park Savannah (QPS), along with officials of the National Carnival Commission (NCC), to discuss various safety and security measures being rolled out by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) for Carnival 2019.
A police statement said the talks centered on safety measures for all events being held at the QPS for Carnival 2019, as well as plans to secure the country and the capital city, Port of Spain, during the celebrations.
Commissioner Griffith noted that the National Operations Centre will be activated and the TTPS will do its part to manage safety and security during the Carnival period.
The statement said that the strategies were well received by all stakeholders, who expressed their intentions to work closely with each other, to ensure that Port of Spain, the country and all citizens are safe and secure for Carnival 2019.
Commissioner Griffith was joined for the meeting by NCC Chairman, Winston Peters, CEO Colin Lucas, Snr. Supt. Ethelbert Aguilal, of the Guard and Emergency Branch, Snr. Supt. Floris Hodge-Griffith, of the Port of Spain Division, and Assistant Chief Fire Officer (Ag.) Mervyn Layne, for a security preparation discussion and walkthrough, at 10 am.