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CPU: Increase in crime increase against children

Parents are being urged to take special care of their offspring for the Carnival Season and beyond, in light of a substantial increase in crimes committed against children in this country.

The appeal was made by Sergeant Valerie Hospedales of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) of the T&T Police Service (TTPS), during the TTPS' weekly media briefing.

Sergeant Hospedales reported that the CPU has made 29 arrests and laid 44 charges for 2020, so far. She also notes that there has been a 45 per cent increase in crimes against children over the last two years alone.

ATTIC, TTPS and NCBA promote road safety for Carnival 2020

Trucks and trailers with permits to operate on the band route on Carnival Monday and Tuesday will have their validation stickers in time, courtesy a collaboration between the  Association  of  Trinidad  and  Tobago  Insurance  Companies (ATTIC), the  Trinidad  &  Tobago Police  Service  (TTPS)  and  the  National  Carnival  Bands  Association  (NCBA). 

In an official statement from ATTIC, the Association confirms that the stickers will be available for those with the necessary permits.

Traffic Restrictions for Reopening of Red House Building of Parliament

The Commissioner of Police and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is advising of traffic restrictions in Port of Spain, on Friday 24 January, 2020, for the official Re-opening of the Red House as the seat of the Parliament.

The temporary restrictions have been made under section 68(1)  of  the  Motor  Vehicles  and  Road  Traffic  Act Pursuant to the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, Chapter 48:50.

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GBV Unit already getting calls for help

The newly constituted Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU) in the T&T Police Service (TTPS) reports that already, it has begun to get calls from persons needing their assistance and are working on cases.

And head of the Unit, ASP Claire Guy-Alleyne, promises that persons coming to them for assistance, will meet officers who are sensitive to their trauma.

Two Maloney men arrested in police exercise

Two  men  were  arrested by officers of the TTPS’ Northern  Division during an anti-crime exercise conducted  in  the Maloney Policing District on Tuesday 21 January, 2020.

According to official police reports, while officers were conducting a search warrant  at Maloney Gardens, they seized one  Glock  17 pistol,  fitted  with  a  magazine  and  13  rounds  of nine-millimetre ammunition. Police also seized  one  kilogram of marijuana found at the premises.

A  male  occupant  was arrested for the find.

Three men arrested during Northern Division Anti-Crime Exercises

An Anti-Crime  Exercise  conducted yesterday in  the  Northern  Division has resulted in  three  persons  being arrested, and the seizure of one round of 12-gauge cartridge, camouflage clothing  and an  army jacket and trousers.

An official statement from the TTPS explains that during the exercise, officers executed a search warrant at a house in  Hilltop Drive,  Maturita Extension,  Arima,  where the items were found and seized, and the two male occupants of the house at the time  of  the  search  were  arrested. 

TTPS launches Gender-Based Violence Unit

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) launched a new unit tasked with handling cases of gender-based violence and domestic violence in this country.

The newly formed Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU) will focus heavily on domestic violence cases and breaches of restraining orders.  In addition to victims making reports to the Unit, members of the public with information on domestic abuse also can bring that information to the police, so they can act on it.

TTPS issues another Missing Persons Alert

The Trinidad  and  Tobago  Police  Service  (TTPS) has issued another Missing Persons Alert, this time for a St. Madeline Woman and a Freeport teenager and her baby.

33-year-old  ANASTASIA MOTA, of Montgomery Trace in St. Madeline was last seen at home, at  8:30  am  on  Friday  17 January  2020. 

She  was  reported missing to the St. Madeline Police Station on the Saturday 18 January 2020. 

TTPS urges safer road use as 5 road fatalities recorded for 2020

With the New Year only 10 days old, already there have been five road traffic fatalities recorded for the year 2020.

And the Trinidad  and  Tobago  Police  Service  (TTPS)  is  appealing  to  motorists  to exercise greater care and caution when driving on the nation’s roadways.

In an official statement, the TTPS notes that of those five fatalities already recorded, two of those have occurred in Tobago.

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