Police Commissioner-Designate Gary Griffith is receiving support from officers of various ranks of the police service following his appointment.
According to asp Richard Smith of the central division, officers are ready and willing to work with Griffith with the common goal of reducing the country's crime rate.
ASP Richard said “We don’t know Mr Griffith personally but we have a new Commissioner and we will continue to serve the nation”
He went on to pledge his support for Mr Griffith.
One man is arrested during an anti-crime exercise in Cunupia.
A rifle and quantity of ammunition have been seized,
Officers of the Central Division Task Force Cunupia district led by Sgt. Glen Persad, conducted the exercise around 9:00 pm, on Wednesday 1st August 2018, during which they executed a search warrant at the Jonathan Trace, Cunupia home of a 24-year-old man.
Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a woman and her baby boy.
CNC3 news understands that Tenisha Soogrim and her ONE-year- old son Vitaly Soogrim were last seen on July 23rd. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the missing woman and her child is asked to contact the police at 999, 555, 911, or 800-tips.
A Port of Spain Magistrate has ordered that a $500 reward be given to Constable McLean of the Transit Police Unit after he chased after a thief and recovered a stolen cellphone on Wednesday. The defendant, 19-year-old Keno Stewart of Village Council Street Laventille was placed on a $20, 000 bond to keep the peace for two years after he pleaded guilty to the offence of larceny of the person.
Police are describing the situation at the Beetham as tense as residents are expressing outrage following the shooting of 19-year-old Akiel Thomas by police.
Police are maintaining that the teen was armed.
To discourage lawless forms of protests the police say they will keep a heavy presence of officers along the highway and bus route near the area.
This is a developing story.