Friday, December 14, 2012

T&T police get 101 new vehicles

An additional 18 new vehicles will be added to the fleet of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service by the end of this month, bringing to 101 the total number of new vehicles acquired during the last quarter of 2012. 

According to National Security Minister Jack Warner, “I am very pleased that we will be able to increase the fleet of police vehicles in time for the Christmas to Carnival season. This means there will be more patrols to look out for drunk and delinquent drivers during this period of festivities.”

Eighty three new vehicles were delivered to the police between August and November. Another 18 will be handed over by the end of December. All the vehicles are equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS).

Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams said the police service hopes to acquire another 80 new vehicles within the next six months. The tender process is underway.

Cabinet recently approved $289.6 million for the continued fight against crime, which included the purchase of 300 vehicles for the Police Service.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner of Police Mervyn Richardson confirmed that 25 newly-trained police officers were assigned to the Traffic Branch last week.

These officers, he said, will be positioned on the nine Police Surveillance Bays, which were recently opened to conduct patrols and surveillance for dangerous drivers.

Minister Warner had promised an increased police presence on the nation’s highways in a bid to reduce the high number of road fatalities.

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Our family at home in Toronto 2008

Our family at home in Toronto 2008
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