Police officers on beach patrol in Toco, on Sunday 15 November 2020, ensuring that citizens adhere to the public health and safety regulations for COVID-19. (Image: TTPS)

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is reporting that some 40 public health penalty notices were issued yesterday, Sunday 15 November 2020, across three policing divisions—namely Eastern, North Eastern and South Western Divisions.

Eastern Division

According to the TTPS release, 23 notices were issued in the Eastern Division during a joint exercise and beach patrol in the Toco district.

One person also was arrested in connection with a robbery which occurred on Friday 13th November 2020.

The exercise was conducted between 3 pm and 7:30 pm on Sunday. It was and coordinated by Snr Supt Aguilal, supervised by ASP Joseph, Sgts Callendar, Douglas, Scipio and Khan, Cpls Hazel and Ramnarine. It involved officers of the Toco, Matelot and Matura Police Stations, the Sangre Grande and Valencia Task Force, and Eastern Division Special Operations Team.

North Eastern Division

Police officers in the North Eastern Division issued eight public health penalty notices during roadblock exercises which were conducted on Sunday, between the hours of 9 am and 7:15 pm.

The exercise took place from the pillars on the North Coast Road to Blanchisseuse Main Road, with special attention paid to beaches in the area.

The exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt Winston Maharaj and ASP Pariman. It included members of various units in the North Eastern Division including the Task Force, Criminal Investigations Department, Gang Unit, Guard and Emergency Branch, Inter-Agency Task Force, the Community Unit and Air Support and clerical staff from all stations within the division.

South Western Division

In the South Western Division, roving patrol duties were conducted in La Brea, Guapo, Oropouche and Fyzabad areas on Sunday, between 8 am and 11:30 am.

Officers issued nine fixed penalty notices during the exercise, which was coordinated by Sgt Ali and supervised by Cpl Guerra.