IN a bid to improve their service in the fourth quarter this year, special police constables in the north yesterday attended a refresher course to remind them of their duty to the public.
Acting divisional police commander northern Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Fulori Rainibogi said the tutorial was an ongoing initiative aimed at improving the knowledge of officers in their line of work.
"This is the fourth phase of our tutorial and is part of our fourth quarter focus where more and more training are lined up for all officers in the north," SSP Rainibogi said.
"The officers are informed of the new crimes decree, other related decrees and also their role in combating criminal activities in the various areas they serve. We want them to be updated with their service and be efficient in their duty."
SSP Rainibogi said the officers had been reminded to have a good relationship with the public as they worked towards instilling a sense of national consciousness where people learned to take ownership of their own safety.
"Fighting crime is a bilateral effort between the community and the officers and people have to take ownership as they also have a part to play in crime prevention," she said.
"Our focus this quarter is to reduce the overall crime rate. This can only be achieved if officers carry out their duties well with the assistance of the public."