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Police profile residents

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, March 01, 2013

NAMAKA police officers yesterday conducted profiling exercises of residents in a bid to reduce the crime rate in the urban area.

As part of its Zero Tolerance to Domestic Violence and to all Sexual-Related Offences campaign, four groups of police officers visited homes in Martintar, Waqadra and Votualevu gathering information on all families living in these areas.

Namaka Police Station officer in charge ASP Petero Tuinirarama said the exercise was to ensure the station knew the details of every person living in Namaka.

"We want to know why they came to Namaka, for what reason, how long they have been living there and how many members are in their family," he said.

"We also want to know who owns the house they are living in, whether they are renting or not. These are just some of the things that we will collect during the roadshow."

ASP Petero said the profiling exercise was part of their campaign to reduce crime in Namaka.

"Although crimes against women, children and tourists are not prevalent, we still want to take a proactive approach to ensuring our neighbourhoods are safe.

"We have also taken an integrated approach by working with other stakeholders who can help us in our campaign and the fight against crime."


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