Mr. John Rougier is the Chairman of the E.T.I.T.T. He served extensively in the Criminal Justice System locally, regionally and internationally from 1973 – 2012. He held the rank of Commissioner of Prisons from2005 – 2012. He is the founder of the Association of Caribbean Heads of Correction and Prison Services (ACHCPS) and served as president of the organisation for two (2) consecutive terms.
Mr. Rougier is a member of the American National Association for Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABJA), the American Correctional Association (ACA) and the International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology. Mr Rougier holds an MSc in Security and Risk Management 2009 – awarded by the University of Leiscester, Scarman Centre England. He also holds a BSc in Sociology (1982) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (1997) from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.
He was a member of a Cabinet appointed Task Force with responsibility for making recommendations with respect to Penal Reform and Transformation in Trinidad and Tobago (1992 – 2002), and also a member of a Cabinet Appointed Committee with responsibility for developing a Parole System for implementation in the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service.
Mr. Rougier headed a Ministerial Committee (The Ministry of National Security) set up to develop proposals and make recommendations for the regulation of the Private Security Industry in Trinidad and Tobago.