Consumption of liquor in public places on agenda

THE prohibiting of drinking liquor in public places was one of the issues discussed at the National Crime Board consultation for the Southern/Eastern Division at the Nasinu Town Council in Valelevu on Wednesday.

Speaking at the consultation, chairperson of the Nasinu District Crime Prevention Committee Joe Mataika said Nasinu had contributed more to the support of the Fiji Police Force than other municipalities around the country.

He said most of the public didn’t know the difference between crime stoppers and crime prevention.

“We want to focus on education. Committee members to be educated and create more student awareness,” Mr Mataika said.

“In anticipation, we want to increase the number of green zones in all areas. We want to have reduction in domestic violence and want police to focus more on complicated crimes including cyber and white-collar crimes.”

Co-ordinator Committee Policing Nasinu District, Inspector Josevata Gasaukula said the Nasinu/Valelevu area had a total of 69 Post Crime Prevention Committees.

“Out of these, 27 are active, 33 to be activated and nine to form. We are reviving some of these committees at the moment,” Insp Gasaukula said.

Fiji Police Force director community policing SSP Waqa Cavuilati said the force would continue to improve services and to make it more effective to the communities.