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Force admits inadequacy

Mere Naleba
Saturday, June 28, 2014

THE Fiji Police Force does not have expertise nor does it have funding and people who can clearly dissect domestic violence, violence against women and children, and sexual abuse.

This is why it needs the assistance of non-governmental organisations to help them understand these areas clearly, says police chief of operations ACP Rusiate Tudravu.

ACP Tudravu made the remarks during the closing of a week-long police workshop on violence against women and children, organised by the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre.

Forty police officers from the Eastern Division were part of the workshop which ACP Tudravu said was "the way forward for us".

"Even though we have our academy, we have our staff there but the knowledge (on violence against women and children issues) is very limited. That is one reason I support the (Fiji) Women's Crisis Centre and be given the chance to facilitate this workshop," ACP Tudravu said.

"This is one of the not only prominent crimes committed so far but is also one of our KPIs (key performance indicator) within our organisation — crimes against women and children.

"So we have to find solutions rather than just pointing at each other. We have to work together in order for us to manage these crimes that have been at the door of the organisation and we are marked by government to reduce it by 10 per cent in terms of our KPIs in which the budget has been allocated for us."








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