Wednesday, January 18, 2017

RETIRE NOW*

Top cop slams Senior Supt's performance as murders, robberies climb, issues 7-day ultimatum:

Police Commissioner Stephen Williams


PORT OF SPAIN
 
IT is time to retire.
That's acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams' advice to Snr Supt John Trim, who is in charge of the Eastern Division of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).
President of the Police Service's Social and Welfare Association (TTPSSWA) Michael Seales yesterday described Williams' request to Trim to retire as a “first of its kind in the TTPS”.
Williams was not pleased with crime statistics in the Eastern Division or Trim's performance there.
In a letter to Trim on Monday, Williams said he wanted the officer to retire from the TTPS “at the instance of the Commissioner of Police”.
Williams said he was acting in accordance with Section 74(2) (b) of the Police Service Act No 7 2006.
This states: “A police officer in the First Division shall retire from the Police Service on his attaining the age of sixty years, but may—
(a) at his option; or
(b) at the instance of the Commissioner, retire from the Police Service at any time after he has attained the age of fifty-five years.”

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