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Duavata trump

Tevita Vuibau
Saturday, February 16, 2013

THE Fiji Police Force is hoping the 'Duavata Model' of policing will work to ensure the safety of the people of Fiji.

The Duavata Model is one that ties all stakeholders together aligning itself to national decrees, the People's Charter for Change, Peace and Progress (PCCPP) and is tailored to address societal expectations and inevitable global issues.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said the force had gone through major transformations justifying its various themes, mission, and vision, and the Duavata Model had emerged as a result of this.

He said the changes included the strengthening of the force, attaining high and excellent standards, attaining growth and development and plugging gaps through innovative systems and processes.

"Having gone through these critical changes, the Community Policing Command of the Fiji Police was decentralised down to the divisions who are more close to the community officers and community posts serving the community at large," Insp Sokomuri said.

"The Duavata Community Model will rejuvenate the efforts of plugging the gaps that exist within and externally that become impediments to the exertions of the fight against crime," he said.

He said the Duavata Model also revived the relationship existing between the force and other government departments.

"The Strategic Command Group of the Fiji Police will consult with the judiciary, DPPs Office, the Corrections Department, and Social Welfare," Insp Sokomuri said.

"This level is the trump card as far as strategic planning, budgetary, governance, leadership and management and policies and procedures are concerned," he said.

He said the Duavata Model would also work in the police force by connecting its planning, finance, traffic, human resources, information technology, training and education, criminal intelligence, intelligence bureau, media and public relations divisions.