AFTER one murder in Port of Spain during Carnival 2017, as well as shooting and stabbing incidents in Arima and Tunapuna at Jouvert celebrations last year, police division heads are meeting to ensure a full turnout of officers for Carnival 2018.
The police also advised that wining on someone without their permission can count as unwanted touching, which is unlawful and can be deemed as an assault.
This was announced yesterday by TTPS public information officer acting ASP Michael Jackman during the weekly police press briefing, at Police Headquarters, Port of Spain.
Jackman said acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams has appointed acting Deputy Commissioner, Operations, Deodat Dulalchan as the Gold Commander for Carnival 2018, with acting ACP Radcliffe Boxill serving as the alternate Gold Commander and the Silver Commanders being the heads of the nine police divisions.
Jackman also advised fete-goers that even police officers are briefed by their superiors before they are assigned to fetes, and are told that they cannot respond if they are being gyrated on while on duty, and especially in uniform.
“Our officers are instructed to show a great deal of restraint,” said Jackman.