Professor Ramesh Deosaran is calling on citizens to support Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mc Donald Jacob, as he currently navigates the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), through its crime-fighting initiatives.

The appeal came during a book handover ceremony on Wednesday at the Police Administration Building, Port-of-Spain.

A press release from the TTPS detailed the event.

According to the TTPS, Professor Deosaran said of DCP Jacob, “He is a man of integrity, someone who came up through the ranks of the police service and understands the internal workings of the organisation.”

Professor Deosaran also highlighted the challenges of all security agencies, as the safety of the country rests on the shoulders of these institutions. He reminded the security agencies to manage the country’s borders with integrity and use moral resistance against any temptation.

According to the statement from the TTPS, the donation of books came as part of the corporate social responsibility of Amalgamated Security Service Limited (ASSL) in collaboration with Professor Deosaran. The TTPS was one of the recipients of his 2020 books.

The titles are as follows:

1. Education, Race, Class and Politics in Post-Colonial Trinidad and Tobago;

2. Crime, Politics and Justice in a Multi-Racial Post-Colonial Society; and

3. Race and Politics in a Divided Nation

The TTPS said other benefactors of these books were the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teacher’s Association (TTUTA), Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service (TTPrS), the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF).

Chief Executive Officer of ASSL, Pamela Hosein, noted Professor Deosaran’s remarkable legacy, and she also shared that the company sponsorship of the books was “part of the thrust in upholding principles of Human Rights.”

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mc Donald Jacob, expressed gratitude to representatives of the TTDF, Prison Service and TTUTA for their attendance and acceptance of the books at the handover ceremony.

According to the TTPS, the DCP noted, that too often no attention is paid to research, as it relates to police management and crime, as the opinions of those who labour in academia are set aside.

In addition, the DCP stated efforts must be made to ensure research influences decision making. He said, “Research will help TTPS deal with the root causes of crime so TTPS can have an impact on reducing crime in our society.”

DCP Jacob also said the books will become part of the required reading for recruits and they will also be used as a reference in the library at the Police Academy.

The Commanding Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment (Ag), Ashook Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Prison (Ag), Sherwin Bruce, Chief Technology Officer, Ewart DeNoon, Chief Administrative Officer, Gregory Jack, and Gilbert Reyes, Director of ASSL also attended the ceremony.