THE LICI Police side is aiming to kill two birds with one stone at the Uprising Fiji International tournament.
Apart from their intention of winning the third edition of the annual tournament at Lautoka's Churchill Park tomorrow, the law enforcers hope to promote their objective of crime free Fiji through sevens rugby.
Police team official Atunaisa Sokomuri said the Uprising 7s provided them with a perfect platform to preach their community policing values.
"Rugby sevens is one of our ways to preach the gospel of community policing which includes keeping away from criminal activities by using sports as one of the ways," Sokomuri said.
"We want to pass this message to the general public who will watch the tournament and we hope this will help in reducing the crime rate in the country."
Police which will have the services of former Fiji reps like Peni Gaunimeke, Sakenasa Aca and Sitiveni Waqa is pooled with Digicel Fiji Barbarians, TCC Tonga and Lomaiviti Barbarians in the Ministry of Health pool at the two-day tournament.
Sokomuri did not reveal much about the team's preparation adding they were keeping a low profile in this tournament.
"This is an international tournament and the calibre of teams in this event is really high. We prefer doing our talking on the field of play."
The Manasa Bari-coached Police will play Etuate Waqa's Tonga in their first pool match at 11.45am today.