The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the New York Police Department (NYPD). The MOU was signed by Commissioner of Police of the TTPS, Gary Griffith and Commissioner of Police for the City of New York, James O’Neil on Thursday, at One Police Plaza, NYC, USA.
This agreement solidifies and strengthens cooperation between the TTPS and NYPD within the framework of preventing and combating transnational crime.
Both parties have agreed to cooperate in preventing criminal acts relating to: Illicit Drug Trafficking, Terrorism, Human Trafficking, Cyber-crime, Money Laundering and Arms smuggling.
There will be cooperation in areas of exchange of intelligence and information, training and education as well as sharing of best practices for law enforcement personnel.
The MOU also speaks to the formulation of policies and procedures to enhance counter-terrorism and transnational crime. Both parties have agreed to continuously evaluate policies, programs, and activities which are implemented.