Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago can report a cyber crime through the Cyber and Social Media Unit of the TTPS. Cyberbullying can take many forms some of which can be threatening to a persons’ life, extortion, detrimental to their wellbeing or character, cause reputational damage or encroach on someones privacy (in the form of sharing inappropriate or private media). If you are faced with any of these situations you should report this cyber crime incident to the Cyber and Social Media Unit.
The Cyber and Social Media Unit (CSMU) is a specialized team in the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. Their primary role is to provide technical assistance in the detection and investigations of crime wherein the digital device such as computer, desktop, tablet or mobile phone is the target or the means used. The Cyber Crime Unit is made up of police officers who are trained in the investigation of crimes that take place over the internet or through the use of a computer.
The TTPS Cyber and Social Media Unit can be contacted via the following means:
Telephone 1: 1-868-612-0742 ext 13230, 13232
Telephone 2: 1-868-715-2072 ext 13230, 13232
Citizens wishing to file an online report related to cyberbullying or any related cybercrime, can do so at this link. This is the same Report a crime link that you would find on the TTPS website.
Victims must be able to produce evidence of the cyber crime activity such as but not limited to:
- screenshots of text messages
- saved images
- voice notes
- video recording
- printed emails
Victims must also be ready to give a statement about the incident so that investigations can be done.10