Assisting the MNS and TTPS

Component II of the Programme focuses on the financing of activities to increase public confidence and enhance police-public interaction, complementing transformation efforts underway;

Component III of the Programme  will finance computer equipment, software and technical assistance to develop a Crime Observatory, in addition to strengthening the capacity of the MNS to develop evidence based policies and to formulate comprehensive national crime and violence reduction plans.

Some of the Objectives to be achieved under these Components are as follows:


Rehabilitation of 9 police stations to improve service to citizens by providing: reception area, rape crisis room, interview and identification rooms in order to protect identities and take reports (especially in cases of domestic abuse);

Computer equipment and basic IT training to process reports from community members in the rehabilitated stations;

Establishment of Victim Support Unit which will include specialized training in counseling support, crisis negotiation and grief counseling;

Counselling support for Officers to provide psycho-social services to reduce work related stress and improve police-public relations.

 

Some of the major achievements to date under these Components are as follows:


Provision of 70 Desktop computer systems to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS)

Provision of 12 Laptop computers to the TTPS Crime and Problem Analysis Branch (CAPA)


Provision of specialized statistical analysis software (PASW)  to the TTPS CAPA Branch


Provision of Introductory and Intermediate Level training in the use of PASW software systems to the TTPS CAPA Branch and MNS.


Training of over 250 TTPS Peer Counsellors



Activity Briefs

Provision of 70 Desktop computer systems to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS)

In an effort to strengthen the information gathering and reporting capabilities of the Trindad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the Citizen Security Programme (CSP) purchased and delivered a total of seventy (70) Desktop computers to the TTPS. These computers were distributed to Police Stations and Police Posts throughout Trinidad and Tobago for the purpose of facilitating online entry and retrieval of police reports and crime information.

 

Provision of 12 Laptop computers to the TTPS Crime and Problem Analysis Branch (CAPA)

Following a needs analysis performed at CAPA, The CSP recognized the need for additional laptop computers at CAPA. The laptops will enable Officers at CAPA to access data while functioning 'on the field' an at remote offices where desktop computers may not be available for their use. The Laptops will facilitate mobile computing, as well as remote access to critical data when required.

 

Provision of specialized statistical analysis software (PASW)  to the TTPS CAPA Branch and MNS

Coming out of the needs analysis exercise at CAPA, the CSP purchased and implemented a total fifteen (15) licences for the PASW 18 Statistical software at the CAPA Branch. This software is a specialized statistical analysis package which allows the Branch to perform complex analytical functions on statistical crime data.

 

Provision of Introductory and Intermediate Level training in the use of PASW software systems to the TTPS CAPA Branch and MNS.

Following the Introduction of PASW Software at the CAPA and the MNS, the CSP contracted Qure Enterprises to provide Level I and Level II Training to members of the CAPA Branch and staff of the Ministry of National Security. The Training was well attended by both parties and received high recommendations for its relevance and tailored course content.