THE Northern and Eastern divisions have been declared the safest in Fiji.
Police Commissioner Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua made this assessment known yesterday morning during the Commissioners third quarter parade.
He said the reports from the two divisions laid the facts bare for all to see.
"Based on the assessments and all the reports we've received, it is quite clear the Northern and the Eastern Divisions are the safest divisions," Brig-Gen Naivalurua said.
"So, I challenge Totogo, South and the Western Division, next quarter if you can be categorised as the safest division. This is based on the reports we have received," he said.
Brig-Gen Naivalurua also called for all officers to change their mind-set in order to meet their targets and serve the people.
"We must ensure that, one, you and I put our house in order. Two, like I said two Sundays ago, we are here to serve, serve and serve. Last and not least, we do not sleep on the job," he said.
Police Director of Operations Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu said the two divisions that were declared the safest meant they had the lowest crime reports.
"When we say safe, we basically mean that there is less crime reported in the Northern and Eastern divisions compared to other divisions," ACP Tudravu said.
"For example, when we compare Suva and Lautoka, we can say that Lautoka is safer because less crime is reported in that city," he said.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the divisions referred to by the commissioner were in accordance to the police divisions.
In this case, Ms Naisoro said the Northern Division covered the whole of Vanua Levu, including Rabi and Taveuni, while the Eastern Division covered the Nasinu, Nausori, Tailevu and Naitasiri and the Lomaiviti Group.