ANYONE found misbehaving during the 2012 Coca-Cola Games will be dealt with according to the law.
The warning was sounded by the Fiji Police Force yesterday as it puts in place operational phases to ensure everyone fully enjoys the spirit of the games
Police held a meeting with the games organisers yesterday morning and formulated security measures for the safety and security of more than 2300 athletes expected at the two-day meet which starts on Friday.
Director of Operations Senior Superintendent of Police Rusiate Tudravu said the phases of operation will include security during and after the games proper as well as the spill-over of the thousands of supporters on the streets of Suva after the games.
SSP Tudravu said preventative measures were being looked into as the Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua had stressed for the event to be closely monitored and all efforts directed towards ensuring students had incident free games. "The focus of operations will also stem to the monitoring of nightclubs where students in the past have been caught trying to get in for the after games celebrations," he said.
"In light of this, a meeting with nightclub owners will also take place to ensure no students are permitted inside or are to consume alcohol."
"The Fiji Police Force would like to stress that those who are found misbehaving during the games will be dealt with according to the law." SSP Tudravu said school rivalry would also be high and tempers may rise.
However, he requested students and supporters to practise good sportsmanship and not resort to violence.
"Be mindful that other spectators are there to enjoy the games and it's imperative that we all work together in making the 2012 Coca-Cola Games a safe and enjoyable one for all and most importantly for the more than 2300 students that will be participating. These students have spent months training and the Fiji Police Force will be out in numbers to ensure their efforts are not marred by some who may be out to disrupt the games," said SSP Tudravu.