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Police lay all for one platform

Nasik Swami
Friday, February 22, 2013

THE Fiji Police Force adopted a comprehensive approach to deal with community policing throughout the country.

And the force hopes to achieve this through the concept of community policing called Duavata that was launched yesterday by Minister for Defence Joketani Cokanasiga at the Fiji Police Academy in Nasova.

The model, when simplified, means dua (one) while vata refers to a platform holding things together.

Therefore, the term duavata denotes togetherness of all to become one on one platform with a common purpose, says police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri.

In his address at the launch, Mr Cokanasiga said the model required the full support of members of the public and other stakeholders. Also yesterday, a logo for community policing, designed by Aisha Bernard, a Form Seven student of International Secondary School, was unveiled.