About the Programme

The Citizen Security Programme (CSP) is an initiative of the Ministry of National Security whose objective is that of contributing to the reduction in crime and violence in over one hundred (100) ‘high needs’ pilot communities throughout Trinidad and Tobago. CSP has also expanded into all communities in East Port of Spain through the financing of preventative interventions addressing the most proximal and modifiable risk factors.

Programme Components

The Programme is being executed through the financing of three (3) components, namely:

    Community Action 

  Assistance to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS)

  Institutional Strengthening of the Ministry of National Security (MNS)


Goals and Objectives 

  • The reduction in the levels of homicides, robberies, and woundings in partner communities
  • An increase in the perception of safety in the partner communities
  • A reduction of injuries related to firearms, child maltreatment, domestic violence and youth violence
  • An increase in the collective efficacy to prevent violence in the partner communities