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Officers told to change attitude

Shayal Devi
Monday, April 14, 2014

EVEN though the police in the Western Division have managed to reduce the crime rate by 24 per cent in the first quarter this year over the final quarter of last year, there are still issues of concern to Acting Police Commissioner Ravi Narayan.

Mr Narayan told the first quarter parade at the Natabua High School ground last week that attitude was a major issue in the West.

"Officers with the wrong attitude towards work are a concern," he said.

"Members of the community have often complained about attitude in police stations and community posts.

"They say the officers have no empathy towards them when they come to seek the assistance of police."

Mr Narayan also said there was a lack of knowledge and ignorance among supervising officers.

"This is especially in the interpretation of the laws and regulations. This has affected the unclear discharge of instructions to officers on the ground.

"Assault is one issue that has been tainting the image of the police force in the first quarter.

"I want members to treat suspects and people in their custody professionally."

He also reminded the police officers to familiarise themselves with the Electoral Decree in preparation for the upcoming election.








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