THE Commissioner of Police (CoP) and the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) have entered a partnership and are looking at new ways to protect its staff and traffic control when remedial work is being done to pipelines.
CoP Gary Griffith, WASA CEO Alan Poon King, ACP Joanne Archie and others met on Tuesday at the Police Administration Building in Port of Spain to discuss the venture.
A police press release said discussions surrounded the need for greater police presence while WASA employees were on duty and patrols in areas where there were water restrictions.
Archie said there would be conversations with the divisional commanders and assured that the TTPS was committed to partnering with WASA despite the challenges they encounter from time to time. She also pointed to the inconvenience for motorist due to repairs on secondary roadways and highways.
She said these can somehow create traffic obstructions and by extension, pile ups. But such operations will be revisited with a view of having a more harmonious outcome for both parties and motorists. The meeting also looked at procuring new uniforms for WASA police, an area in which Griffith said he would look into.