#Providenciales, March 26, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – The RTCIPF is aware of the recent change to the application process to obtain a Police Record whereby applicants were requested to provide their fingers prints to confirm their identification has caused concerns within the community. In response to these concerns, the Force has considered the legal advice it sought from the Attorney General’s Chambers and, has decided to suspend the requirement to provide fingerprints with immediate effect as part of the application process whilst the legal requirements are clarified and implemented as necessary.
Acting Commissioner of Police Trevor Botting said “The integrity of the RTCIPF Police Record system is of national importance. The recent changes are designed to enhance integrity by using fingerprints as part of the identity check of the applicant. However, the concerns of the community have been acknowledged and I have made a decision to suspend the taking of fingerprints whilst a review of the process is undertaken. I thank the public for their understanding”.
Press Release: RTCIPF