Two more police officers have tested positive for COVID bringing the number to eight.
In a press release issued this afternoon, the TTPS stated that one officer stationed at the St. Clair Police Station tested positive for the virus yesterday, while the other, attached to the Besson Street Police Station, tested positive today.
The St Clair Police Station was sanitized last night, and Besson Street is being done today. One civilian staff member of the organisation has also tested positive for the virus
With several primary, secondary and tertiary contacts reported within the TTPS, out of an abundance of caution, there have been temporary closures of police stations for sanitization.
In most cases, these stations have reopened to the public in under 24 hours.
Also, as a precautionary measure, several persons have been quarantined while the process of deducing whether the extent of contacts or suspected contacts is significant enough to warrant continued isolation.
TTPS employees are reminded to observe TTPS sanitization and safety protocols, while the TTPS administration works hard to ensure that officers’ encounters with members of the public are as safe as possible.
Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, stated recently that the TTPS is the frontline agency dealing with the public with regard to the COVID-19 Pandemic and it is very possible that during the course of their duties, the police officers can get the virus.
He asked that every possible precaution be taken by his officers when dealing with persons with whom they come into contact with on a daily basis.