Police Service Commission seeks views from the public on the TTPS

The Police Service Commission (PolSC) will launch its 2019 edition of the Public Trust, Confidence and Satisfaction Survey of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) on Wednesday, 16 October 2019. The survey aims at providing members of the public, with an opportunity to share their views on a wide range of critical issues related to public perception of the Police Service.  These include citizens’ satisfaction with policing services, trust and confidence in the police, police legitimacy, and fear of crime.

Surveys are an important tool used by the Commission to fulfil its mandate of monitoring the efficiency, and effectiveness, with which the Commissioner of Police (CoP) and Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCoPs) discharge their functions. This year’s online survey builds upon previous ones carried out by the Commission since 2011.  

The Police Service Commission anticipates that the results of this survey will provide valuable insights into experiences, which citizens have with the Police Service, so we encourage citizens from all walks of life to share their views and to be as candid as possible.  The more people participate in the online survey, the more comprehensive and representative the results will be.

The Public Trust, Confidence and Satisfaction Survey is anonymous, takes seven (7) minutes to complete, and will be conducted for a period of  three (3) weeks from 16 October  to 8 November  2019.  The survey is available at http://www.scd.org.tt/.  Citizens can also participate by logging in online through the websites and social media sites of government ministries and departments.

The Commission also launched an Employee Satisfaction Survey, for members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service to give their own feedback to the PolSC. This survey seeks to determine the job satisfaction levels of employees of the TTPS, as well as gather feedback on other matters such as leadership, communication and performance of the organization.  It will be conducted online by clicking a link on the TTPS intranet service, so giving access to all employees while preserving their anonymity. This survey runs for a period of two weeks, from 14 to 29 October 2019.

The Commission’s Secretariat will analyse the responses from both the Public Trust, Confidence and Satisfaction Survey and the Employee Satisfaction Survey, and will submit its final report and recommendations to the Commission by the end of January 2020.

The results of both these surveys will contribute to the annual performance appraisal of the CoP and DCoPs. They will give the Commission and the TTPS a comprehensive picture of public concerns, and will help to identify the opportunities for improving the performance of the Police Service, in ensuring the safety and security of the people of Trinidad and Tobago.

For ease of reference, here's the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019_PolSCSurvey_HAVE_YOUR_SAY

About the Police Service Commission:

The Police Service Commission was established under Section 123 of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2006 (Act No. 6 of 2006) repealed Section 123 of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and established a new Police Service Commission with the power to appoint, promote, confirm, discipline and remove the Commissioner of Police and the Deputy Commissioners of Police; to monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the discharge of their functions; prepare performance appraisal reports, and hear and determine appeals of decisions of the Commissioner of Police with respect to promotion and disciplinary proceedings.


The members of the Police Service Commission are:  Chairman Miss Bliss Seepersad; Members - Mr. Martin George, Commodore (Retired) Anthony Franklin, Dr. Susan Craig-James and Mr. Roger Kawalsingh.




99A Pasea Main Road, Tunapuna 330839

Office: (868) 612-0062 ext 2323  | Fax: (868) 663-0741 | Mobile: (868) 688-2068 | Email: harper-waltersr@gov.tt

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