Trinidad government doing everything possible to reduce crime, says minister

first_img Share Share NewsRegional Trinidad government doing everything possible to reduce crime, says minister by: – August 10, 2011 Sharing is caring! Minister of National Security John Sandy PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Minister of National Security John Sandy has assured that the government is doing everything in its power to ensure that criminal activity subsides in Trinidad and Tobago.The minister’s statement, according to the Guardian newspaper, was made on Monday after a graduation ceremony for police officers who completed a training programme held by BGTT.Sandy said, “We (Government) recognise that criminal activity has subsided in the last period but over the past few weeks there has been an upsurge.”He said the police were currently developing anti-crime strategies from which special operations would occur but he declined to reveal details.In his feature address to graduates, the minister observed that public confidence in the Police Service was not where it ought to be.“For too long the T&T Police Service has been unable to provide the kind of service the public demands and rightly deserves. It is expected that training programmes, such as these provided by BGTT, will help officers develop the skills and competency that will improve service quality and reverse the low levels of public confidence,” he said.Thirty officers and civilian staff were trained in the first phase of the programme using BGTT’s online learning management system.The officers, ranging from police constables to assistant superintendents, participated in courses on business writing, speaking with authority and influencing key stakeholders.Sandy thanked BGTT for their proactive involvement in improving Trinidad and Tobago’s Police Service.He congratulated the graduates and encouraged them to share the knowledge gained from the programme with their counterparts across the divisions of the Police Service.Caribbean News Nowcenter_img Tweet Share 9 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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