As a young man growing up, it is easy to give in to the propaganda always surfacing on social media of the ills of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. We see videos of officers breaking into homes to execute search warrants, and even confrontations with members of the public.
However, I always believe there is more than one side to a story, and I always try to restrain myself from believing the first scenario presented, usually by the guilty party.
After learning of the existence of the Fyzabad Police Community Council, I said I wanted to become more involved to learn and contribute towards the safety of my community. I must commend and say how much of a welcoming, learning and fulfilling experience it has been thus far.
The officers of the Fyzabad Police Station, including the present sergeant and inspector, are the most willing, helpful and pleasant officers I have ever met.
These officers are the living embodiment of the phrase “going beyond the call of duty” and, for that, I must express my sincere gratitude.
As a young person, I am always willing to help develop and expand initiatives for the betterment and upliftment of my country, and seeing officers such as the ones in the Fyzabad Police Community Council, I remain motivated and satisfied with the drive to this goal.
I need not call names, but they know who they are. They continue to offer 100 per cent support towards the community council, and it is not by chance that crime has always been at a minimum in Fyzabad. It is through the hard work, dedication and relationship these officers have with the community that crime has always been low in Fyzabad.
Because of your efforts, the young generation can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that in the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service we have a friend and an ally, not an enemy.
To the officers and the council, we value you and we are forever grateful for your service.