COMMUNITY policing officers in the Northern Division are being sent on a regular basis to rural areas within the three policing districts of Cakaudrove, Bua and Macuata.
This newspaper caught up with three community policing officers travelling through the interior of Wainikoro doing their house-to-house visits and conducting awareness in the area.
North Police Commander Acting SSP Fulori Rainibogi said they were dispatching officers in all policing districts in the division.
"We are keeping track of areas which have high numbers of police reports and we will be initiating our community policing unit in rural areas as the need arises," she said.
"Our officers will be doing profiling for settlements in a bid to keep track of people and movement of criminal elements within our policing districts.
"The three policing districts are undertaking this program under the force's theme of taking a unified approach towards policing."
Acting SSP Rainibogi said the community visit was also a good foundation for the police to get to know their policing districts more.
"We are also targeting communities to identify communities where we need to revive or establish crime prevention committees and neighbourhood watch zones within the North," she said.
Acting SSP Rainibogi encouraged members of the community to contact them or forward their requests to the office of the DPC/North if they needed such committees to be set up in their areas.
"We will also be initiating committees in areas where we see the need to do so," she said.