CORRECTIONS officers in Labasa have been urged to walk the extra mile and work smarter as part of their annual strategy this year.
Addressing the officers on Saturday afternoon, centre supervisor northern Assistant Superintendant of Prisons (ASP) Penisoni Tuapati said the plan for 2013 was reverting to basics, working smart and putting extra effort into their work.
"We are focusing our plan on the Commissioner, Lieutenant Colonel Ifereimi Vasu's intention for this year and that is improving safety and security, rehabilitation and the Yellow Ribbon Project, corporate service, infrastructure and enterprises," ASP Tuapati said.
"The centre needs the support of the community in order to achieve its goals and we are requesting the three provinces of Cakaudrove, Bua and Macuata to join in our campaign against crime."
He said a collective effort from the community and the stakeholders was necessary because it would enhance their duties.
"We can't do our jobs alone, that's why we are appealing to the members of the public for their help.
"It's our duty to look after the inmates while in our care but when they are released, public support is paramount," he said.
Meanwhile, some members of the public have commended the efforts of serving prisoners during the post-Evan clean-up in the Western and Northern divisions recently.
Most noted the healthy relationship between the prisoners and wardens.