Sunday, December 17, 2017

Northern Division warns would-be criminals

Criminals are usually warned by Divisional Commanders of the various divisions in the T&T Police Service (TTPS) about entering their respective jurisdictions and engaging in nefarious activities. However, on Saturday, Senior Supt David Abraham said he would not be issuing any such warning as he did not want anyone to feel excluded from entering the Northern Division.

That said, the Divisional Commander did caution anyone with aspirations of engaging in criminal activities in his jurisdiction, that they would be caught as all the officers under his supervision were hard at work in ensuring that the Division had the lowest reports of serious crimes in the country.

“We don’t want to sound like other divisions and tell people don’t come to the Northern Division. Not at all. Anyone can come to our jurisdiction. But please remember and be aware, we have our strategies in place to get you if you walk out of line. This area has a reduction in murders (13 fewer than the comparative period in 2012), an increase in the number of firearms seized with 93 for the year already, and a decrease in serious reported crimes by 36 per cent.

All this because our officers are out there, all the time, and we have various initiatives continuously ongoing, including hotspot initiatives, to catch all the criminal elements which pass through our area. So the point of the matter is we will arrest you. So feel free, come to the Northern Division, but just remember, things are in place and our traps are set so that if you break the law we will find you.

It is in place and is working well,” Abraham warned. Abraham was speaking at a commendation ceremony for officers of the Northern Division at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya. Abraham also publicly praised the officers in his area, with special mention during his speech to Superintendent Nazrool Hosein and Inspector Mark Maraj, for all their hard work in continuously bringing the crime rate in the division down since 2012.