Ten families of the victims of homicides are today the grateful recipients of donations of school supplies from officers of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), following a brief ceremony held at the Trinidad and Tobago Police Retirees Association Conference Room, 1st Floor Riverside Plaza Annex, Besson Street, Port of Spain.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (Ag.), ‘Homicide’, Anthony James, who was present for the event, said the distribution was an important outreach initiative which will positively impact the lives of the children of the victims of homicides.
He urged parents and guardians to establish a ‘tool box’ in their children’s lives, to ensure they are outfitted with the requirements they need to progress in life such as integrity, ambition, respect, education and communication. ACP (Ag.)
James noted that with these ‘tools’ children will be able to become model citizens and make their parents and guardians proud.
He also praised ASP (Ag.) Suzette Martin, who conceptualized the initiative, and the officers of the HBI, for their tireless work in making the event a success.
Approximately 12 children were presented with new book bags filled with stationery and school books, which are meant to make their back to school preparations easier.
The event was also attended by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Kenneth Galindo, Supt. (Ag.) Samuel Seepersad and Supt. (Ag.) Ancil Corbett, all of HBI.
The Victim and Witness Support Unit of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service provides counselling to victims of crime, including murder.