TTPS Celebrates Women
Celebrate our Women! The Tobago Division of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) held an International Women’s Day (IWD) Celebration on March 8th in honour of IWD.
“This celebration was to recognise the hardworking women of the TTPS and to solidify their commitment to breaking the bias,” said Police Social Worker Carlette Groome-Matthew.
The event was held at the Shirvan Road Police Station where persons who were not in uniform could be seen dressed in shades of purple.
The IWD 2022 campaign theme was #BreakTheBias. This theme was used to encourage people to commit to helping build a more inclusive world despite differences such as gender.
“We recognise that women are the core of society. Women play an integral role in the development of Tobago. The female officers within the TTPS are an integral part of maintaining law and order in society. Some of the officers were highlighted for even going above and beyond the call of duty. Despite the challenges, such as the pandemic and homeschooling, they’re still able to function within the TTPS, and help in protecting the wider society,” she said.
Greetings were delivered on behalf of the TTPS executive, by head of the Tobago Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police William Nurse. Guests at the event included Secretary for Health, Wellness and Social Protection Dr Faith B.Yisrael, Secretary for Tourism, Culture, Antiquities and Transportation Tashia Burris, and Secretary for Education, Research and Technology Zorisha Hackett.