Officers from the Community Oriented Policing Section (COPS) Central Division. (Image courtesy TTPS)

Officers from the Community Oriented Policing Section (COPS) Central Division conducted their second walkabout in the Enterprise area on Friday 24th September, 2021. According to the TTPS this initiative is aimed at improving residents’ quality of life. Details follow in this press release from the TTPS:

Officers from the Community Oriented Policing Section (COPS) Central Division conducted a community walkabout in Enterprise on Friday 24th September. The initiative was led by Sgt Small and engaged residents of Chrissie Trace and African Grounds.

This was the second walkabout in the area for the month and involved simultaneous foot and mobile patrols by the Central Division Task Force (CDTF) under the leadership of Sgt. Andrews. Residents present shared some of their concerns which the officers noted with the aim of developing meaningful interventions to improve residents’ quality of life. It is hoped that this can be achieved through engagement with various stakeholders, as well.

Officers also had the opportunity to interact with younger members of the community while Club Enterprise practiced basketball at African Grounds. After showing off their skills, Sgt Small extended Republic Day greetings to them, reinforcing the importance of discipline, respect, and education in striving for success. He urged them to continue shooting basketballs and never guns and to continue to excel in all aspects of their lives.

The Community Walkabout initiative will continue throughout the nine police districts of the Central Division in the upcoming months. It will focus on action areas under the TTPS Core priorities:

1. Community Partnerships

2. Public Safety

3. Operational Excellence

4. Professional Development of the TTPS Strategic Plan 2019 to 2021.

These exercises are being coordinated by TTPS COPS headed by Supt Michael Pierre, in collaboration with Snr Supt Curt Simon and his administration.