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Officers rise to challenge

Serafina Silaitoga
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

WOMEN police officers in the North are being involved a lot in the front-line of police operations.

Last week six of these female officers took part in a boot camp for the division's first ever emergency response team that would deal with emergency crises and natural disasters.

A group of women officers last month visited schools to raise awareness of sex-related issues and cleaned up a special home in Labasa that provides shelter for victims of such crimes.

Deputy North Police Commander SP Naulumatua Lutunacaucau said they were involving women in these type of operations as per the vision of Commissioner Brigadier-General Ioane Naivalurua who wanted equal representation for women in police.

SP Lutunacaucau said the women were also involved in duties mainly given to men like becoming pallbearers at the funeral of policemen.

"We will be having two of the women join the male officers as pallbearers during the funeral in Bua today (yesterday) and the rest will be involved in the funeral arms drill," he said.

"Our women officers are also involved in community policing projects for awareness campaigns and community visits initiating police visibility in communities around the North. Our women officers who are part of the police response team in the North also take part in physical and fitness training to better their responses during emergency situations."





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