Praedial Larceny Squad
The Praedial Larceny Squad (PLS) was established in November 2013, the PLS of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries is charged with the responsibility to reduce the incidence of praedial larceny in the country through the implementation of various interdiction and suppression strategies including patrols, surveillance, arrests and prosecutions.
Officers attached to the PLS perform regular foot and mobile patrols within farming communities and markets, investigate reports and incidents of praedial larceny, interacts regularly with farmers and agricultural stakeholders and provide them with assistance and direction in respect to praedial larceny and participate in programmes and scheduled activities aimed at praedial larceny awareness.
Praedial Larceny Squad Appointments at MALF The Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries (MALF), recently appointed Mr. Murchinson Alexis and Mr. Brian Bruce to the positions of Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of the Praedial Larceny Squad (PLS), respectively.
Praedial Larceny Squad in the News
- Praedial Larceny Squad undertakes a joint patrol and community walk exercise
- 30 Food Crop Project farms visited by the PLS in Tortuga and Carlsen Field Districts
- Appreciation Ceremony for Praedial Larceny Squad
- Praedial Larceny Squad engages agricultural stakeholders at community meetings
Farmers Safety Tips
Praedial Larceny Prevention Act
Contacting the Praedial Larceny Squad
Members of the public (inclusive of farmers and agricultural stakeholders) can contact the PLS at any of the following District Offices:
Centeno Estates, Caroni Arena
Road, El Carmen
Office – 669-3566
Administration – 703-0888
Superintendent – 729-2006
Assistant Superintendent – 756-4122
Inspector (South/Central) – 703-0881
NOTHERN & EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE
Farm Road St. Joseph
SOUTH/CENTRAL DISTRICT OFFICE
Carlsen Field, Chaguanas