TRINIDAD – Police stepping up efforts after five weekend murders
PORT OF SPAIN – Police have intensified their crime-fighting efforts in the Northern and Central Divisions following the murders of five people this past weekend.
Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams Monday reiterated the commitment of the T&T Police Service (TTPS) to bringing down the crime rate in these two districts.
At the time, Williams was speaking with reporters outside the Ministry of National Security in Port of Spain, following a meeting between executive members of the TTPS and National Security Minister Edmund Dillon.
Williams said the TTPS had “intensified” its approach to these two districts in particular as they had, statistically, the higher numbers of murders and serious crimes out of all nine divisions.
“We have intensified our approach due to the number of murders which have taken place in Northern and Central Divisions. As you would know from just the tracking of the murders from 2016, Northern and Central are two divisions which stand out by way of numbers. My approach on resumption of duties has been to focus on those two divisions as priority for the Police Service and the policing of violent crimes.” Williams said.