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The Head Office of the Office of the Ombudsman is located in Port of Spain, Trinidad.  There are also Regional Offices located in San Fernando, and Scarborough, Tobago.

The Ombudsman is an Officer of Parliament who is appointed under Section 91 of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Members of Staff of the Office of the Ombudsman are public officers who are appointed in accordance with Section 121(8) of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

The operations of the Office comprise the following functional areas:

  • Complaint-handling, related to the Ombudsman’s functions.  This area of operation, located at the Port of Spain, San Fernando and Scarborough, Tobago Offices, is carried out by Investigative Teams, supervised by Senior Investigators.
  • Freedom of Information compliance auditing.
  • Central Corporate Services which are based at the Head Office in Port of Spain and include:
    • Human Resources Management
    • Information Technology
    • Accounting Services
    • Records Management
    • Communications
    • Security
    • Library Services
    • Research
    • Facilities Management