Commissioner of Prisons
(Ag.) Mr. Dennis Pulchan
Mr. Dennis Pulchan has a distinguished career spanning 36 years of dedicated service to the people of Trinidad and Tobago through the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service. He is an expert in the field of Prison Security, having trained with various local and international security agencies, including the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
His academic accomplishments include a B.Sc. in Public Sector Management, an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Management, and a Diploma in Management Studies. A certified trainer in Gang Investigation, he also holds numerous certificates in the fields of Security Administration and Management, Supervisory Management, Commanders’ Leadership/ Management, Human Resource Management and Mediation Skills.
Mr. Pulchan’s witty personality and no-nonsense attitude have seen him through an arduous journey up the ranks of the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service. He values dedication, service and excellence and has brought unique perspectives from his diverse wealth of experience and knowledge, of a wide gamut of Prison related matters.
To protect the public and aid in crime prevention
Improve educational, work and social life skills of offenders
Improve community relations
Promote law-abiding behaviour in custody and after release
To reduce crime by addressing offending behaviour