Police chiefs commend TT
By NALINEE SEELAL Monday, May 5 2014
CHIEFS of Police attending 18th joint meeting of Caricom standing committees of police and military chiefs at the Hyatt Regency last week heaped praise on this country’s anti-crime initiatives introduced by the National Operations Centre (NOC) and the Ministry of National Security.
Executive Director of the NOC Garvin Heerah addressed the various police and military chiefs outlining the work of the NOC and the collaborative efforts this country has been using under the direction of Minister of National Security Gary Griffith.
Some of the participating guests included officers of the region, the United States, Canada and the UK. Newsday understands the officers at conference were very impressed with the
NOC model of Trinidad and Tobago and the incentives of the Minister of National Security Senator Gary Griffith, who was the feature speaker at the opening ceremony. The conference attendees commended TT and posed questions to the NOC Executive Director along lines of gaining the understanding of the concept of operations of the NOC and guidelines in adopting similar models in their country. They were equally impressed with the inter-agency collaborative framework and the exposure to the technology and architecture of systems integration presently being utilised by the NOC. The components of the Air Division, Multi-Agency Coordination group and the Operations Centre itself were individually presented by the Deputy Directors of each branch of the NOC, complementing the efficacy of jointness and integration of the NOC.
The Government of TT was commended on the forward thinking and advanced planning regarding the successes and key deliverables of their security planning and initiatives envisioned through the NOC concept.
The attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs of Jamaica Adriel D Brathwaite complimented the Minister of National Security for his initiatives and the Executive Director Garvin Heerah of NOC for how the Anti-crime initiatives are being implemented.