More cameras, creation of a canine unit and greater surveillance at the ports of entry – these are among the items for action contained in Tobago’s new Crime Plan.
Chief Secretary Orville London revealed that the plan drafted by ACP (Tobago) Brian Headley also deals with the question of manpower in the Police Service on the island.
News Power Now has learnt that recruitment of personnel is presently being done for the regular service and SRPs for the THA.
Last Wednesday Mr. London said Tobago had more cameras per square foot than any other geographical area in Trinidad and Tobago and the plans are to install more at various sectors on the island and to link the cameras with private surveillance, private security and private cameras.
He said community policing will also play a greater role and added that people will be sensitised on personal safety and how to deal with tourists and visitors.
The Chief Secretary said the aim is to make Tobago an unfavourable environment for criminals.
This latest development comes on the heels of three recent murders on the sister isle. The island has recorded five murders for the year thus far.