Police Commissioner Gary Griffith during the courtesy call with Venezuelan Ambassador Carlos Amador Perez Silva.

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has given the assurance that the T&T Police Service (TTPS) will continue to ensure security measures are in place for Venezuelans in this country.

He did so when he met with Carlos Amador Perez Silva, Venezuelan Ambassador to T&T, during a courtesy call at the Police Administration Building, Port-of-Spain yesterday.

Ambassador Silva identified areas for cooperation in regard to the large number of nationals of Venezuela residing in this country, with the aim of developing a more effective mechanism for processing and resolving consular matters.

The assistance of the TTPS is being sought to ensure the citizens of Venezuela are being protected in T&T. The ambassador also stated his desire for continued collaboration between the two countries on anti-crime initiatives.

Commissioner Griffith pledged that the TTPS, in collaboration with the Ministry of National Security, will continue to implement specific measures to ensure all Venezuelan citizens and interests are protected.

He also assured the Ambassador that there will be continued intelligence sharing on anti-crime initiatives.

Ambassador Silva thanked the TTPS and Commissioner Griffith for its cooperation in the security matters raised.

During the meeting the Commissioner reminded the representatives that the TTPS is committed to ensuring that everyone in the country feels safe and secure. He applauded the step that they have taken to secure their members and underscored the need to have further communication to the benefit of all involved.