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Derelict police vehicles finally removed from academy

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Derelict police vehicles finally removed from academy

Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith says he is sat­is­fied with the progress made in de­liv­er­ing on a man­date to ef­fect the re­moval of derelict ve­hi­cles from the en­trance to the Po­lice Acad­e­my in St James there­by im­prov­ing the im­age of the com­pound and by ex­ten­sion, the Po­lice Ser­vice.

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The non-func­tion­ing ve­hi­cles, which were re­moved from the TTPS fleet over the course of sev­er­al years, as a re­sult of dam­age sus­tained dur­ing road traf­fic ac­ci­dents and me­chan­i­cal is­sues, were stored in the sa­van­nah lo­cat­ed at the front of the Po­lice Acad­e­my and great­ly re­duced the aes­thet­ics of the his­tor­i­cal site.

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The clean up dri­ve at the site be­gan at the end of No­vem­ber 2018 and is on­go­ing.

Most of the ve­hi­cles were tak­en to ve­hi­cle stor­age fa­cil­i­ties in Ste. Madeleine and San Fer­nan­do, where they are to be as­sessed to de­ter­mine the fea­si­bil­i­ty of re­pairs, based on cost, con­di­tion, age and mileage

Six­ty-four ve­hi­cles at the site were al­so auc­tioned off to buy­ers via the Board of Dis­pos­al Process in No­vem­ber 2018

The ini­tia­tive was head­ed by the head of ad­min­is­tra­tion of the TTPS Someet Ram­roop and the TTPS Fleet Man­ag­er Michael Julius with the as­sis­tance of the Trans­port and Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Branch of the TTPS, su­per­vised by Grif­fith

Grif­fith has di­rect­ed that sim­i­lar projects take place through­out all po­lice sta­tions, to re­move all un­ser­vice­able ve­hi­cles

The grounds will now be used for recre­ation and sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties by com­mu­ni­ties