The Prisons Officers Association met with the new Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith on Tuesday and left the meeting very happy.
Ceron Richards, president of the Association, described as positive.
Richards said several good things were taken from the meeting held at the Police Administration Building in Port of Spain.
He added, “The commissioner of police embraced all the concerns that were raised. He understood the situation that was articulated to him, and the situations that officers have been experiencing over the years. He has committed to looking deeply into those issues, and apply remedies or assist as much as possible.”
Griffith also met acting Commissioner of Prisons, Dane Clarke, and other executives in the prison service to discuss the safety and security of prison officers on and off duty. Over the past 16 years, 17 prison officers have been murdered.
The last prisons officer to lose his life was Devendra Boodooram, 45, who had 25 years’ service. He was shot dead in front of St Mary’s College, Frederick Street, after leaving the Port of Spain State Prison on January 26 this year.
GARY GRIFFITH AND THE PRISONS OFFICERS