Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has with immediate effect, raised the policing alert from ‘Amber’ to ‘Red’, as a result of ongoing gang activities and homicides, a statement by the Police service said Wednesday afternoon.
The statement said that Griffith notes that law-abiding citizens may experience some inconvenience due to these intensified operations.
It adds that this is necessary to deal with criminal activity and to maintain law and order across the country.
The statement goes on to say that the Commissioner will host a media briefing at 10 am on Thursday 14th February, 2019, at the Police Administration Building, Port of Spain, to update the nation on the status of the policing operations.
Persons with information pertaining to serious crimes, especially gang activities are asked to text information to the Commissioner’s hotline 482- GARY (4279).