The U.S. Embassy Law Enforcement Working Group, led by Chargé d’Affaires (CDA) John McIntyre, hosted Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith for a courtesy call and briefing on September 4 regarding the strong working relationship between the Embassy and the TTPS. Representatives were present from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Military, U.S. State Department’s Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), U.S. State Department Regional Security Office (RSO), U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, and the U.S. State Department’s Political and Economic Affairs Section.
Commissioner Griffith, CDA McIntyre and the Embassy team had a robust discussion about the Commissioner’s focus on not just reform but timely results. CDA McIntyre noted the Embassy has a comprehensive set of programs with the TTPS in a wide variety of areas, ranging from investigations to tactical response to community policing. CDA McIntyre stated the Embassy, on behalf of the U.S. government, is committed to remaining engaged with the TTPS and the government and people of T and T and this commitment is ongoing and long standing.