Monday, August 14, 2006
In a bid to combat rising murder rates in Trinidad and Tobago, Prime Minister Patrick Manning has appointed 27 British officers to the countrys Police Force.
Among the group are two retired Scotland Yard officers, Ian Delbarre who has been appointed as deputy director of strategic coordination and operations and Dave King, who will serve as deputy director of investigations at the Special Anti-Crime Unit of Trinidad and Tobago. According to a release from the office for National Security the appointments were made solely for administrative purposes and do not affect the organizational structure of the local police force." Nonetheless, Trinidadian policemen have raised their concerns about the payments which will be made to the British officers and how these salaries will compare to remuneration of local Officers. In all, the British group which includes two women, comprises two Assistant Police Commissioners, one senior superintendent, three superintendents, one inspector, five sergeants and 15 corporals.