Two police officers will be hauled before a tribunal to answer to disciplinary charges after they reportedly told distressed persons that the police could not respond to their situations because they did not have a vehicle.
The police officers, two constables, are from the Georgetown and Colonaire police stations, respectively.
Commissioner of Police, Michael Charles made the disclosure while fielding questions from the media on Wednesday.
Charles said that every police station in the country does not have a vehicle.
“But, for a police officer to tell someone who has a problem that no vehicle is available, we don’t tolerate that. I got a call sometime ago from a concerned citizen living at Diamond [who] called the Stubbs Police Station, there was no transport, called the Calliaqua Police Station, the transport was out, and the person at the police station just leave it like that, just tell the person no transport.
“The person called me. Between Stubbs and Calliaqua [there is] the Rapid Response Unit. All I did, I called the Rapid Respond Unit and they responded,” Charles said.
“… When someone calls to the station with a problem, they don’t want to hear if the police have transport or not. They want their problems solved, and not for the life of me, I don’t understand why some police officers still telling people there is no transport.
“That is not people’s concern,” Charles said, noting that previous police chiefs have stressed that point to officers.
“I can tell you that there are two officers who will be going before the tribunal for disciplinary charges for these same things,” Charles said.