Gibbs happy with clean Carnival
By NALINEE SEELAL Wednesday, February 22 2012
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COMMISSIONER of Police (CoP) Dwayne Gibbs yesterday heaped praise on members of the public including masqueraders and also members of the TT Police Service for a job well done in ensuring the Carnival festivities were relatively incident free.
Gibbs and his deputies, who flew to Tobago and South Trinidad yesterday to witness Carnival activities, said he was impressed by the manner in which revellers and spectators conducted themselves during the two days of revelry.
While in Tobago, the Commissioner and his deputies got an opportunity to mingle with revellers in the sister isle and told Newsday that members of the public were very happy to have senior officers in their midst.
He said the same situation occurred in south Trinidad where revellers took the opportunity to shake the hands of senior cops and wish them the best. Gibbs believes the anti-crime initiatives activated since Carnival Friday worked very well and he expressed gratitude to the hard working officers who came out to ensure that Carnival 2K12 was crime free.
Also echoing the views of Gibbs was Deputy Commissioner Jack Ewatski, who told Newsday that were it not for the efforts of the TTPS, Carnival 2k12 could not be described as a success.
He was especially high in praise for the officers of the Port-of-Spain CID and Port-of-Spain Division who had the mammoth task of ensuring that J’Ouvert was kept incident free. He said that the anti-crime initiatives introduced by Assistant Commissioner of Police Harold Philip along with Senior Superintendents Wayne Boyd, Wayne Dick, Acting ASP Ajith Persad, and ASP Stephen Grant, and Inspector Sahadeo Singh, among others, resulted in over 145 persons being detained on Carnival Monday and several weapons seized.
The police also reported very few incidents of children being reported lost, and according to police sources, the heightened awareness of asking parents to properly look after their children during public events seemed to have worked very well.