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Acting Police Commission Williams says there is no aggressive approach in policing…

Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams says there is no fun and games in policing as officers are putting their lives on the line in the war against criminals

Williams, who assumed leadership of the Police Service on Tuesday, was responding to questions relating to two latest police killings, one on Monday and another yesterday, and whether police were adopting a more aggressive approach.

Speaking following a meeting called by National Security Minister Jack Warner and religious leaders at Temple Court, Abercromby Street, Port of Spain yesterday, the acting commissioner said there is no aggressive approach to policing.

He noted that when people speak of the war on crime, it isn’t simply a case of officers shooting innocent citizens and added that it is important for for society to explore the incidents of crime in context.

Mr. Williams assured that the police force is guided by rules and regulations but agreed that each incident of gunfire between police and criminals must be “explored deeper”.

Acting Commissioner Williams said there will be numerous initiatives to be implemented over time, adding that some of these initiatives will be successful and while some may not be, but he said they we will be exploring ways and means to improve policing in Trinidad and Tobago.

 

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