Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Woman is acting top cop, first time in T&T

... Female police officers joined the TTPS in 1955.


Acting Commissioner of Police Ann Marie Alleyne-Daly

Donstan Bonn

Ann Marie Alleyne-Daly today became the first female police officer in Trinidad and Tobago to reach the rank of Commissioner of Police.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) disclosed in a press statement that Alleyne-Daly had been appointed to the position in the absence of Acting Commissioner Stephen Williams. Female police officers joined the TTPS in 1955.

According to the TTPS, Alleyne-Daly joined the service in September 1976 and served in the Western Division, Finance Branch and Special Branch.

She is also the first female officer to be appointed as a Deputy Commissioner of Police (Acting). This occurred in April 2013.

From April 2013 she was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations (Acting) during which time she was responsible for the Security Operations for the visits of US Vice President Joe Biden and the President of the republic of China Xi Jin Ping.

In November 2013 she was assigned the Portfolio of Deputy Commissioner of Police Crime and Support (Acting) for a short stint on the retirement of Ag. Deputy Commissioner, Mervyn Richardson.

At present she holds the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police Administration (Acting).

Alleyne-Daly is the holder of :

A Certificate in Public Administration

A BSc in Sociology and Management from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

A Masters in Criminology from the University of Cambridge of the United Kingdom.