Page 2 Service Police Tobago and Trinidad TTPS
Title: Fixing the nation
Comments: With reference to the letter in today's issue of the Express indicating that the police needs a big boost. I beg to differ on this issue.What the police needs is complete reformation. The whole of the police hierarchy needs replacing and so too does the commissioner of police. We can no longer rely on born and bred policemen here to protect the interest of the ordinary citizens. Not only that, many of our policemen are straying over to the criminal bandwagon and are breaking the law and becoming full time criminals.On the other hand many still portray a colonial mentality of protecting only those in authority,the elite,the well off and the corrupt rich. The local police are not stemming the flow of crime and general lawlessness. They have in fact adopted the same laid back attitudes of most of our senior politicians, and have too shown signs of deceitfulness and dabbling in corruption. They have become a law onto themselves and are allowed to do exactly as they pleases.They have in fact, now become part and parcel of our crime scenario,and perhaps unconsciously helping in the increase of more crimes here.They are not respected or supported by the general public.