Policies and procedures regarding police officers’ extra duty arrangements with fete promoters and event organisers are being reevaluated and monitored.
Acting Police Commissioner Mc Donald Jacob said the approach will help reduce the likelihood of irregularities and discrepancies.
Jacob gave the assurance at a meeting with Trinidad and Tobago Promoters’ Association (TTPA) over the weekend.
Also at the meeting were Acting Deputy Commissioners of Police, Operations and Administration and Support, Erla Christopher, and Intelligence and Investigation, Wendell Williams, President of the TTPA, Jerome “Rome” Precilla, Advocate, TTPA, Paige De Leon, Acting Senior Superintendents of Police Port-of-Spain Division, Neil Brandon John and Western Division, Anthony Remy, who represented two of the 10 Policing Divisions that host the most major events during the regular Carnival season.
A mutual agreement was made to work together on adhering to clear policy, resolving the strength of police officers at events and ensuring future collaboration to enhance the symbiotic relationship of both entities ahead of the 2023 Carnival season.
Jacob told the TTPA that the TTPS will implement further guidelines to what was already outlined in the TTPS’ Extra Duty Policy to address some of the critical challenges raised by the Association.
De Leon said she was “pleased with the discussions” as both the TTPA and TTPS remain committed to supporting the nation’s creatives, culture and livelihoods.
The TTPS and TTPA are expected to meet again as the established policies are reviewed and monitored.
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