Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is urging members of the public to be the ‘game changers’ in the fight against crime, by supporting police officers.
He was at the time delivering the feature address at the Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce’s Breakfast Meeting, held at Signature Hall, Longdenville, Chaguanas on Friday.
Griffith implored the business community and the public to support the police despite the negative actions of a few officers, as police rely on this support to effectively reduce crime nationally.
He pledged to do all in his power to weed out rogue elements in the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, and in so doing appealed to the business community for respect of police officers and the fostering of a good working relationship, to effectively rid communities of criminality.
He also thanked the public for the confidence reposed in him but asked that this be extended to the officers of the Police Service as well.
During a question and answer segment, Griffith addressed concerns from the audience about their safety and security.
He committed to following the law on the matter of issuing Firearm User Licenses, by approving the applications of persons who meet the eligibility requirements.
Commissioner Griffith further committed to continue the increase of the use of technology through the National Operations Centre, which would be used to measure and regulate police performance, enhance administrative and logistical operations and to realise the intelligence-driven policing needed for effective crime fighting.