Law enforcement ready to address any Carnival security threats

The Minister of National Security is satisfied that this country’s law enforcement and security agencies are well prepared to secure the public’s safety during Carnival 2018.

The Minister of National Security commends the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) for their timely unearthing and aversion of a potential threat yesterday. He stated that this successful law enforcement operation was the result of continued implementation of an integrated, intelligence-led strategy. He gave the assurance that this country’s agencies are constantly working to identify suspicious activities and authenticate the origin of and curtail any possible threats in a timely and accurate manner.

He said that all National Security Agencies continue to collaborate and synchronize efforts to ensure public safety and the security of citizens, residents and visitors alike, especially during this busy Carnival period.

Security arrangements have already been in train prior to the official launch of Carnival festivities, and will continue with:

  • law enforcement personnel being deployed and working at all major events;
  • All Law Enforcement Agencies working in coordination on a 24 hour basis to monitor and evaluate real-time movement of persons and traffic;
  • Joint Police and Regiment mobile and foot patrols in and around all municipalities;
  • coastline and territorial waters being patrolled by the Coast Guard;
  • and constant air patrols of our borders and critical infrastructure by the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard.

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago continues to work closely with the law enforcement agencies, to address any potential threats.

The Minister urges members of the public to continue to remain vigilant and report any any suspicious or irregular activities to the police and to have a safe and secure Carnival.


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