Police Commissioner Gary Griffith yesterday joined with members of the TTPS to distribute 232 cheques and vouchers to officers affected by the October flooding.
Speaking at the event, the Top Cop says it was inappropriate for the TTPS to have $1 million in funds allocated for three events, while some officers were suffering from the recent disaster.
Mr Griffith says while he was appreciative of the help extended by external partners through the ‘I Support Our Service’ (ISOS) campaign, he believes that charity must begin at home.
He also noted that the decision to distribute funds to the flood affected officers was not solely his idea, but the combined decision of the TTPS Executive.
Meanwhile Deputy Police Commission (Ag.) Mrs Erla Cristopher said the assistance is geared towards making the lives of flood victims a bit easier.
Also present at the event was President of the Police Social Welfare Association, Inspector Michael Seales and members of its executive.
The distribution ceremony was held at the Police Academy in St James.