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Gary catches cops using patrol vehicles as fete taxis

Postby stikid09 » February 4th, 2019, 1:45 pm

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AT least 15 police officers have been identified — with more to come — on allegations of “bribing citizens” of this country.

People are claiming that police officers — some assigned to the Western Division — have charged citizens between $600 and $1,000 to receive “police escort” in and out of the Western Main Road for the Soaka fete over the weekend.

Commissioner Gary Griffith confirmed the investigation.

“Your information is indeed correct. I was spearheading operations with SORT (Special Operations Response Team) when we were made aware of this situation. We intercepted the officers who were using their vehicles in a manner which is not allowed. They were ‘bribing citizens’ to basically get out of the traffic in and out the party through use of police escort.

“So we stopped many of these vehicles and we took the names and badge numbers of the officers and the cars they were using and we will be pursuing disciplinary action. What that may be I cannot say at this time. It may even end up with some officers being fired. I cannot say. But action will be taken,” Griffith said.

He said the focus on intelligence-driven policing and scientific approach to policing led to the discovery, as some vehicles were outfitted with GPS systems.

“So when we checked we found officers who were doing these things from outside of even the Western Division. Which means these vehicles would have been sent out on patrols, on their respective divisions, but they abandoned their duties, left these areas vulnerable, to make a quick buck.

“That is unacceptable. We cannot continue to do this. Because if something God forbid had happened in the areas they were supposed to be in, and they did not respond, what would have been the scenario? That there are no police vehicles to respond to the reports of citizens? I will not allow this. We are here to protect and serve with pride. And the few who do things like this, paint the entire service in a bad light by their actions,” Griffith said.

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Postby zoom rader » February 4th, 2019, 2:16 pm

Police union will say this not true

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Postby 88sins » February 6th, 2019, 9:44 am

zoom rader wrote:Police union will say this not true

& GPS logs will shut them up quickly thereafter

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Postby sMASH » February 6th, 2019, 10:31 am

800-uber. ttps new number

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Postby Slartibartfast » February 6th, 2019, 11:30 am

Good going Gary!

I would love to see a day when the TTPS could be trusted without question. This is a small step in the right direction on a very long road. At least he is moving in the right direction.

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Postby Rovin » February 6th, 2019, 11:48 am

dem officers shud be docked a 1 wk pay & ordered to do some community service too ....

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Postby MaxPower » February 6th, 2019, 12:17 pm

I wonder if those police fete taxis cleaned the cars for their customers.

I mean like the perspiration stained seats and the policeman breath scent can be a bit unbearable.

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Postby Phone Surgeon » February 6th, 2019, 12:31 pm

MaxPower wrote:I wonder if those police fete taxis cleaned the cars for their customers.

I mean like the perspiration stained seats and the policeman breath scent can be a bit unbearable.



they were used as escorts....

patrons didnt actually sit in the police vehicles

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Postby Ben_spanna » February 6th, 2019, 3:20 pm

CALL NAMES of the "customers" who used this elite service.. lets see how many of them are prominent citizens !

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Postby RBphoto » February 6th, 2019, 3:24 pm

Gary gonna get shot one of these days.
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Postby zoom rader » February 6th, 2019, 4:11 pm

Ben_spanna wrote:CALL NAMES of the "customers" who used this elite service.. lets see how many of them are prominent citizens !
1% and big chit PNM ppl

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Postby agent007 » February 6th, 2019, 4:18 pm

Now check how much police vehicles are dropping ordinary citizens to work on a morning, picking them up after work on an afternoon and also picking up and dropping off school children. Then investigate those who taking bribes/protection money and those involved in gangs and car theft racket. We basically eliminate the majority of the police service.

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Postby zoom rader » February 6th, 2019, 4:26 pm

agent007 wrote:Now check how much police vehicles are dropping ordinary citizens to work on a morning, picking them up after work on an afternoon and also picking up and dropping off school children. Then investigate those who taking bribes/protection money and those involved in gangs and car theft racket. We basically eliminate the majority of the police service.
This happing donkey years , it's not only police vehicles but goverment vehicles on the hold.
Couple years ago PTSC buses was used to transport drugs and guns.

EMT vehicles although not public is/was use to ship drugs. Guess who owns EMT and Justice on Time

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Postby Slartibartfast » February 6th, 2019, 5:06 pm

agent007 wrote:Now check how much police vehicles are dropping ordinary citizens to work on a morning, picking them up after work on an afternoon and also picking up and dropping off school children. Then investigate those who taking bribes/protection money and those involved in gangs and car theft racket. We basically eliminate the majority of the police service.

You mean free up resources and create job openings. If they not doing their job then we wasting out money paying them anyway. I sure there are honest individuals that will gladly take up the opportunity to serve.

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Postby 88sins » February 6th, 2019, 6:10 pm

Slartibartfast wrote:
agent007 wrote:Now check how much police vehicles are dropping ordinary citizens to work on a morning, picking them up after work on an afternoon and also picking up and dropping off school children. Then investigate those who taking bribes/protection money and those involved in gangs and car theft racket. We basically eliminate the majority of the police service.

You mean free up resources and create job openings. If they not doing their job then we wasting out money paying them anyway. I sure there are honest individuals that will gladly take up the opportunity to serve.

i does get some flak for this, but I saying decades now that ttps should be hiring on a term contract basis with service reviews for every single officer. If they do their job the way they should, contract gets renewed and they continue. If they get caught in crap, terminate the contract and if necessary prosecute accordingly.
that way you won't have corrupted officers on suspension with pay for years, collecting a salary for doing diddly squat at the taxpayers expense, and the fact that your employment can be terminated either before or at the end of your contract would motivate persons to perform their duties to the highest standard, while at the same time lessening the appeal the job has to those that aren't suitable for it.
a slacker is less likely to try to enter the ttps if he knows up front that if he screws up he'll be fired & that the duration of his tenure is dependent on his performance.

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Postby Slartibartfast » February 6th, 2019, 6:19 pm

88sins wrote:
Slartibartfast wrote:
agent007 wrote:Now check how much police vehicles are dropping ordinary citizens to work on a morning, picking them up after work on an afternoon and also picking up and dropping off school children. Then investigate those who taking bribes/protection money and those involved in gangs and car theft racket. We basically eliminate the majority of the police service.

You mean free up resources and create job openings. If they not doing their job then we wasting out money paying them anyway. I sure there are honest individuals that will gladly take up the opportunity to serve.

i does get some flak for this, but I saying decades now that ttps should be hiring on a term contract basis with service reviews for every single officer. If they do their job the way they should, contract gets renewed and they continue. If they get caught in crap, terminate the contract and if necessary prosecute accordingly.
that way you won't have corrupted officers on suspension with pay for years, collecting a salary for doing diddly squat at the taxpayers expense, and the fact that your employment can be terminated either before or at the end of your contract would motivate persons to perform their duties to the highest standard, while at the same time lessening the appeal the job has to those that aren't suitable for it.
a slacker is less likely to try to enter the ttps if he knows up front that if he screws up he'll be fired & that the duration of his tenure is dependent on his performance.

I agree with the only exception that employment be guaranteed upon favourable review so they know their job is safe once done properly. A little financial stability will go a long way.

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