Former National Security Minister Gary Griffith believes that the Prison Officers Association has gone about seeking government action on their issues in the wrong way.
In an interview this morning the former Minister of National Security revealed that their reaction to the failure of Government to effectively deal with their concerns could result in the loss of public confidence.
He acknowledged however that they did have legitimate concerns that had be addressed.
He highlighted that his policy of “If you touch one you touch all” may have been unpopular, but it was an effective stance against criminal elements targeting law enforcement officers.
The former National Security Minister also noted, that deciding which protective services officers need to be armed 24/7 and which did not, was an extremely delicate situation.
Former National Security Minister Gary Griffith