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Nasik Swami
Saturday, February 23, 2013

THE Fiji Police Force needs all the help it can get from the community, either socially or financially, to put an end to criminal activities in the country.

This was highlighted by the force's community chief in the Southern Division, Frederick Caine, during the Community Policing Symposium at the Fiji Police Academy in Nasova yesterday.

Mr Caine said the force and, in particular the community policing initiative, would not function without the help and feedback from the people.

"The police force is no longer reactive.

"We are reactive and cannot perform our task without the involvement of the community," he said.

Mr Caine highlighted that community policing implies a permanent commitment to the community and police officers permanently assigned to specific beats must not be routinely rotated or used to fill in for vacancies elsewhere in the system.

He said following the symposium, he would also propose to the Minister for Defence for 10 per cent of ratepayers' money be contributed to community policing.

Mr Caine said this would allow more room to further enhance community policing as town and city councils took city rates or town rates for only collecting rubbish and did not take care of individual properties.





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