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Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith addresses the media during a press briefing at the Police Admin Building yesterday.

Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, has tested negative for COVID-19.

The commissioner was tested after being in contact with someone who was a secondary contact of another person suspected of being positive.

Mr Griffith stated the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has been the frontline State agency since the COVID19 Pandemic worsened in March 2020. He said, “This just shows how susceptible the TTPS is due to the mandatory interaction with the public.

Since the closure of our borders and the enforcement of the Public Health Ordinance Regulations in March, the men and women of the TTPS have been out there ensuring that members of the public adhere to the rules.

“We have been interacting with the public on the regulations ensuring that they do the right thing, and at the same time, doing our normal duties of protecting the citizens.

We have continued with our anti-crime measures and as you can see, we have been very successful, especially during the lockdown period. Over the weekend alone, we seized 15 firearms and a wide assortment of ammunition at different locations.”

The CoP added, “Clearly, we have been interacting with the public and with that comes the possible exposure to persons with the virus or their secondary and primary contacts. We have engaged the men and women of the TTPS to be extra careful as we are now seeing