The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) will be embracing more technology as the service has been heading as a “technologically-driven organisation.”
At the recent breakfast meeting held by the Human Resource Management Association of Trinidad and Tobago (HRMATT) at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad on the theme, “C-Suite Conversations –the future of work, ” Commissioner of Police (Ag.) Mc Donald Jacob said the TTPS is keeping abreast of the positive impact of the use of digital technology in transforming organisations in the delivery of services to the public.
According to a press release from the TTPS, the meeting took the form of a panel discussion involving seven executives from various sectors; namely: oil and gas, media, hospitality, health, banking, construction and hotel.
It said the conversations pointed to several key performance indicators arising out of the COVID-19 global pandemic, as to how it has impacted local businesses and the global effects.
“Several of the panellists noted the importance of digitisation as one of the key pillars of change; as well as the importance of training in soft skills and managing the mental health of staff.”
Commissioner (Ag.) Jacob explained that it was important that the TTPS participated at the forum, especially in light of the direction that the organization has been heading as a “technologically-driven organisation.”
“It is in alignment with Strategic Area #4 Information and Communication Technology of the TTPS’ Strategic Plan 2022-2024…this area was recently added to form part of our Strategic Plan. Other strategic areas captured in this meeting are #3- Operational Excellence and #5- Occupational Health and Wellness,” he said.
He said that human resource management, finance and communications play an integral role in effectively driving the required transformation in fulfilling the mandate of the TTPS.
According to the release, the TTPS and the HRMATT will be partnering to strengthen and build capacity within the Service.
Also present at the meeting were Sharon Clark-Rowley attorney-at-law and wife of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, Minister of Education, Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly and the Minister of Labour, Stephen Mc Clashie.
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