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Trinidad y Tobago

  • INTERPOL Port of Spain
  • Member since :
    30 de septiembre de 1964
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Trinidad y Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Police Service

National Canine Police

To Protect and Serve with Pride

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is both a civil and military body. More than 6,500 police officers work to support the mandate of the Service, which is to:

  • Maintain law and order;
  • Preserve peace;
  • Protect life and property;
  • Prevent, detect and investigate crime;
  • Apprehend offenders;  
  • Enforce the law.

The TTPS is organized into nine Divisions and 18 Branches, Squads and Units, which include:

  • Community Police;
  • Police Complaints;
  • Special Branch;
  • Guard and Emergency Branch;
  • Criminal Investigation Division and Criminal Records Office;
  • Organized Crime Narcotics and Firearms Unit;
  • Homicide;
  • Fraud Squad;
  • Court and Process;
  • Police Band;
  • Mounted and Canine Branch;
  • Transport and Telecom;
  • Crime Scene Investigation;
  • Audio Visual Unit.

INTERPOL Port of Spain

The TTPS Commissioner of Police is the head of the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Trinidad and Tobago, and is assisted by the Assistant Commissioner of Police for Anti-Crime Operations.

INTERPOL Port of Spain sits structurally in the Criminal Investigation Division and is staffed by two Detective Corporals and three Detective Constables.

Crime priorities

  • Drugs and Organized Crimes;
  • Fugitive Investigations;
  • Public Safety and Terrorism;
  • Human Trafficking and People Smuggling;
  • Financial and High-Tech Crime;
  • Corruption.

 Objectives

  • Operate as the national point of contact for domestic law enforcement agencies requiring help in overseas investigations;
  • Facilitate cross-border police co-operation to prevent and fight international crime;
  • Locate and apprehend international fugitives;
  • Assist law enforcement agencies in all INTERPOL member countries to carry out investigations involving Trinidad and Tobago.

Staff duties

  • Verify the identities of persons under investigation abroad;
  • Gather and share intelligence with a view to tracing and locating suspects, fugitives and wanted persons;
  • Assist in the location and identification of missing persons;
  • Assist in the seizure of stolen or smuggled property;
  • Co-ordinate the extradition or deportation of fugitives;
  • Obtain foreign criminal records on individuals under investigation;
  • Verify the identity and obtain criminal records of suspects arrested in Trinidad and Tobago;
  • Relay intelligence and information to law enforcement agencies, and judicial authorities
INTERPOL Port of Spain in action
22 noviembre 2013

INTERPOL holds advanced training on criminal intelligence analysis in the Americas

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – Some 20 law enforcement officials from across the Caribbean attended an advanced criminal intelligence training session aimed at combating drug trafficking and organized crime activities in the region.The five-day course (18-22 November) is part of the INTERPOL Capacity Building Programme on Criminal Intelligence Analy...