Top cop meets with bankers

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith gave a commitment to increased collaboration between the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BATT).

The top cop and officers of special investigative units within the TTPS, met with representatives of this country’s commercial banking sector on Wednesday 30th October, at the office of the Commissioner of Police, Police Administration Building, Port of Spain.

The meeting aimed to foster and strengthen the relationship between the TTPS and the BATT, through information sharing and confidentiality protocols, to better safeguard clients.

Commissioner Griffith said the TTPS will be working closely with financial institutions to monitor persons who are involved in fraud, money laundering, financing of terrorism, unexplained wealth, ATM skimming and harvesting of information from bank cards.

Both parties also discussed measures to improve the police response time, through increased collaboration between the Emergency Response Patrol, the Operational Command Centre as well as the appointment of a liaison officer between the TTPS and BATT.

The meeting included senior police officers from the Financial Investigations Branch, Fraud Squad, Anti-Corruption Investigations Bureau and other related units.


Story content and images courtesy TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO POLICE SERVICE

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