In the year 2015 83 percent of all murders committed were done so with the use of a firearm.
This statistic was stated by Head of the North Easter Division Task Force Inspector Roger Alexander today on the Power Breakfast Morning Show on Power 102.1fm.
He said that based on these facts, the various arms of the protective services had to find a way to stop the firearms from entering Trinidad and Tobago.
He said that one major problem facing the proliferation of guns was T&T’s porous borders.
He also said that the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service was prepared to do all that they could to protect the children of T&T.
Recently The Minister of Education Anthony Garcia requested a list of deviant students from both the Chaguanas North Secondary and El Dorado East Secondary Schools.
He told the media that he would not tolerate disruptive behavior in schools.
Inspector Alexander disclosed that a big obstacle in dealing with violent youth was that nothing was in place to deal with the parents or negative issues that occur in the home.
The Inspector acknowledged that the police service still had some way to go in dealing amicably with members of the public however he also said that the public had a responsibility as well.
Head of the North Easter Division Task Force Inspector Roger Alexander.