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.
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.
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.
The Order made by the Commissioner of Police follows…
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.