THE Northern Crime Prevention Committee will organise a three-day carnival in June to increase awareness on criminal activities.
Committee chairman Parmod Chand said this would be the first-ever carnival of its kind to be organised in the north with eight queen contestants competing for the crown.
"This carnival is in line with the Fiji Police Force's community policing program as we work towards engaging grassroots people on crime prevention," he said.
"Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua will be our chief guest on the first night and we have also written a letter to the Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, to officiate the final night. There will be stalls where people can go to for refreshments and information on crime prevention as police officers will be available to assist people with what they need to know."
Mr Chand said they wanted people to take ownership and become eyes and ears for the police in the various communities they lived in.
"We are expecting people from all walks of life to be part of this inaugural event and it is going to be bigger and better in the coming years.
"There are 152 crime prevention committees throughout the north and they will all be helping out during the carnival," he said. Police media officer northern Luke Rawalai thanked the committee for its continuous support in trying to rid criminal activities in the division.
The carnival is scheduled for June 21 to 23.