July 14th, 2020 MEDIA RELEASE CoP: Police Approval Needed for Political Campai…

July 14th, 2020

CoP: Police Approval Needed for Political Campaign Motorcades

Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, is reminding all political parties contesting the upcoming General Elections that they must submit written applications for approval of motorcades during the current campaign period.

The application must include the proposed date of the motorcade and other relevant information, such as the duration, the intended route, and how many persons and vehicles are expected to participate in the procession.

All persons participating in the motorcades are advised to practice social distancing during the event.

Political parties are also advised that while no permission is required from the police to hold a political meeting during this election campaign period, social distancing guidelines must be adhered to and there should be no more than 25 persons congregating at the meeting, or during walkabouts.

Commissioner Griffith says that although political parties do not need permission to hold political meetings, he is advising them to inform the TTPS of meetings and walkabouts, so there can be a police presence so as to ensure that these events are completed incident-free.

Commissioner Griffith says the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service will enforce the COVID-19 Health Regulations during the elections campaign period to ensure the safety and well-being of all citizens.

Corporate Communications Unit
July 14th, 2020