Trinidad and Tobago: As March is considered as the month for “Women’s History Month”, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service have highlighted a few women who gave their best in serving the country.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) joins those nations in highlighting the contribution of women in the TTPS.
The police have also spotlighted the first batch of women police, entered in 1955. The TTPS has named 12 brave police inspectors who joined the police service at first.
“The first batch of women police entered the service in 1955.
The first 12 are Jessica Smith Phillip, Doreen Lumpress Noel, Pearl Bruce, Irene Cozier Toussaint, Phyllis Wilson, Merle Payne Bertrand, Cynthia Sealey St Aude, Cynthia Cole Israel, Myrtle Carter, Mavis Griffith, Elsie Cummings and Sheila Cipriani,” the Trinidadian police outlined.
The TTPS is both civil as well as the para-military body, which performs its responsibilities according to the Police Service Act. There are around 65,000 Police Officers serving at different ranks, and Special Reserved Police support the mandate of the service.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service has been divided into 9 Divisions and 18 Branches, Squads and Units.
These are Community Police, Police Complaints, Special Branch, Guard and Emergency Branch, Criminal Investigation Division and Criminal Records Office, Organized Crime and Narcotics Unit, Homicide, Fraud Squad, Court and Process, Police Band, Mounted and Canine Branch, Police Training College, E-999, Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch, Transport and Telecom.
The Police Service works on the motto – “To protect and serve the nation with P.R.I.D.E.” Meanwhile, the vision is “to make every place in Trinidad and Tobago safe”.
The residents of Trinidad and Tobago may ask for the assistance of the Police Service by dialling the 999 emergency telephone system.