COMMUNITY policing officers in the north are making it their business to reach out to the people in an effort to spread the gospel of crime prevention.
Deputy divisional police commander northern Senior Superintendant of Police Fulori Rainibogi said the police and community joint approach theory had been practised well by officers in the north.
“This theory was enforced during the Community Policing symposium held in Suva last year and now the north is the first division in the country to put the theory into practice in an effective manner,” SSP Rainibogi said.
“We are working closely with the community to control the crime rate and it’s good news that the people are participating with much interest.
“We will continue to reach out to the whole of Vanua Levu so we are able to ensure a crime-free environment,” she added.
Police media officer northern Constable Luke Rawalai said the crime prevention committees in the north had contributed significantly towards the theory.
He said the bilateral approach also came about to educate people on crime.