Regulate security firms, says minister
PORT OF SPAIN – National Security Minister Edmund Dillon yesterday acknowledged the importance of private security firms in the overall security of Trinidad and Tobago but said there was need for them to be regulated.
Speaking at a national security symposium on the private security industry, Dillon said no single entity, including the police, can deal with the crime situation alone.
“When you look at the characteristic of the security landscape in Trinidad and Tobago, it is characterised of course by our number one barometer, which is murder, but of course drugs, guns, ammunition, cybercrime, money laundering, the environment is charged and if the environment is charged there must be (a situation) where we understand in today’s world we live in a state of interdependency.”
He told the symposium put on by the Joint Select Committee on National Security of the Parliament, that this interdependency is such that ‘there is no entity that can treat with those plethora of issues than confront us in the national security environment”. (CMC)