Cops support acting CoP
Friday, August 3 2012
“The Police Service will give full support to Stephen Williams as acting Commissioner of Police to deal with whatever issues and challenges in the fight to reduce crime.”
This assurance was given yesterday by police spokesman, Sgt Wayne Mystar, at the daily police briefing, Police Administration Building, Port-of-Spain.
“The police service is a professional body with a mandate to reduce crime, and to enhance security and safety in TT, and we continue to do so in a professional manner,” said Mystar when asked to comment on the sudden resignation of Commissioner of Police, Dwayne Gibbs, and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jack Ewatski, by letter dated July 27.
The Police Service Commission (PSC) announced on Tuesday that Williams will act as CoP beginning August 7.
“We intend to work together with the Commissioner, and his men and women, to deliver to the members of the public, they have a high expectation of us, and we want to ensure that we fulfil the mandate that we have,” said Mystar.
Asked whether the light aircraft leased for police use during Gibbs’ tenure will now come to an end, Mystar said officers will await instructions from the acting CoP on the matter.
The Zenith CH 750 Air Scout light aircraft was contracted for a three-month period on December 26, 2011 at a cost of almost $1 million. The aircraft is still in use, reportedly to make up for contracted hours not used because of inclement weather.
Mystar also distributed an advisory to the media yesterday, asking applicants who sat the Special Reserved Police entrance examinations on June 6 and June 27 June, 2009 to contact the office of the SRP Adjutant by August 8 at 624-6273 or 623-9814.