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Trinidad: CoP targets reduction in murders by June

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by Jesse Ramdeo (Trinidad Guardian) With Trinidad and Tobago’s murder rate spiralling once again following a bloody start to 2023 in which over 100 people have already met their demise, Police Commissioner Erla Harewood-Christopher is promising an end to the bloodletting.

Harewood-Christopher made the comment during the second session of a Joint Select Committee called to gain an understanding of the anti-crime strategies being utilised by the T&T Police Service to address criminal activity in Trinidad and Tobago.

During the session, JSC member Jayanti Lutchmedial questioned, “What sort of timeline do you have in mind for these strategies to start producing results, because at the rate we going, if we continue along that trajectory, we could be looking at maybe a thousand.”

However, the top cop said by the next three months, there could be some positive outcome.

“We will expect to see a change in the murder rate short-term by June and long-term by December,” Harewood-Christopher told the JSC.

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