At a news briefing on Wednesday in Port of Spain, the issue was highlighted by representatives of the Fire Service Association Second Division, the Prison Officers Association and the Police Social and Welfare Association.
They claim the issue is also impacting on the morale of officers.
There was also a call for Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar to intervene.
Speaking at the weekly post cabinet news briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister, St Clair, Thursday , Minister Howai said he has spoken with the C.P.O. on the matter.