Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, is making it very clear that his 482-GARY…

Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, is making it very clear that his 482-GARY number is to be used to send Whatsapp messages, and not to make calls.
He responded to a Letter to the Editor in the Trinidad Express, headlined “16 calls and still no Police in Sight.”
In the letter, the writer, one Clyde Alphonso, said he had been calling and making reporters about a constant traffic violation in his area.
Commissioner Griffith reminds Alphonso and other citizens that 482-GARY is not to be used to report traffic violations or trivial matters. He says that number is to be used to give information, send photographs or videos about serious crimes taking place throughout the country. The Commissioner says he responds to persons who submit such information, which he says remain confidential.
The CoP says “the 482-GARY is not to report that a man stole a mango from your yard, or persons ran away with your fowl, or a car is blocking the roadway. This number is catered for providing vital information on crime.”
Commissioner Griffith points out that citizens can also report crimes online, through the TTPS App, call 999 or 555.



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