Acting CoP promises to work with Police Welfare Association
ACTING Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams promised yesterday to begin working with the Police Welfare Association with a view to bringing all "our people together so that we can keep our focus on our target", to rid Trinidad and Tobago of violent crime.
Williams spoke yesterday at the Police Administration Building, Port of Spain, where he handed 74 sergeants their letters of promotion to the rank of inspector.
Ag CoP Williams spoke at length about the need for the Police Service executive or those ranked from Assistant Superintendent to Commissioner to work with the police second division or those ranked from Constable to Inspector.
"It is people who make the organisation," said Williams who also recalled that some of their efforts to promote officers had been stymied by other officers filing motions in court to have these promotions halted as they felt that they had been unfairly bypassed.
He said that in some cases some officers who challenged the promotions of their colleagues were justified in doing so, and added that since assuming office he had begun dialogue with the Police Welfare Association that has started off "phenomenally".
The acting Commissioner also had the newly-promoted officers laughing when he described his office as "the hot seat, as no matter what you do you will always have two sides, people for and people against, but at the end of the day it is about doing the right thing and addressing crime in Trinidad and Tobago." —GG