Police Commissioner, Gary Griffith, gestures before the start of the Police Weekly press conference at the Police Administration Building, Sackville Street, Port-of-Spain.

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has volunteered himself to be the first Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) officer to be administered the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Top Cop disclosed this during Thursday’s TTPS’ media briefing.

Griffith also revealed that there are over 1,000 frontline officers who would be in the lineup for the vaccine but believes strongly that he should lead by example.

“Of the 9,000-odd police officers we have, 1,268 are what we would deem frontline police officers. Those officers who will be getting their vaccination in the first instance would be those in the frontline such as the Emergency Response Patrol, the Guard and Emergency Branch, MOPS, the Inter-Agency Task Force, task forces throughout the divisions, SORT, and…myself, I’ll be the first person taking the shot for the police service,” Griffith said.

“As a leader, I would lead by example and I would be the first officer who is vaccinated,” he added.

The AstraZeneca vaccine which has already reached our shores as a gift from Barbados has already been administered to frontline health officials.

A shipment of vaccines supplied via the Covax facility is expected to arrive soon, according to the Ministry of Health.