The treatment of persons who are in possession of letters to be exempted from wearing the masks – this was one of the topics discussed as Police Commissioner Gary Griffith met today with members of the Consortium of Disability Organizations.
Also in focus: social distancing, how police officers engage any such persons who maybe in possession of the exemptions due to their disability and the need for vehicle stickers to assist persons with disabilities in parking.
Commissioner Griffith agreed that he would contact the necessary office to bring some clarity and relief to any situation that may arise in such instances.
The consortium was interested in partnering with the TTPS to begin a sensitization program, something the Commissioner agreed could be done.
He has since promised to speak with the head of the Police Training Academy to have this started as soon as possible.
However he underscored the need for not only police officers to be sensitized about persons with disabilities, but the wider society as well.
Present at the meeting were DCP (Ag) Operations, Anthony James, President of CODO, Jacqui Leotaud, President of the Autistic Society of Trinidad and Tobago, Teresina Seunarine, and President of the Persons Associated with the Visual Impaired.