21 schools sign up for Crime Stoppers Scholastic Program

Police band members perform at Labasa College during the launch of Crime Stoppers Scholastic Program in Labasa. Picture: SUPPLIED

DIRECTOR Community Policing, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Waqa Cavuilati has called on teachers to support the 21 schools in the North that have signed up for the Crime Stoppers Scholastic Program.

In launching the program at six schools last week, Mr Cavuilati reminded the teachers that their support would empower students to achieve the purpose of the program.

“Teachers, the launching are essentially an event where we are placing our trust in you to do what’s right by your school,” he said.
“Our doors will always be open if you need help, not only in the scholastic program.

“So we hope that you will continue to keep us in the loop of what is happening here.”

Mr Cavuilati reminded the students not to take the program lightly as it works effectively in fighting crime.

“Information received through the scholastic board (of respective schools) has led to the successful detection of crimes such as defilement, indecent assault, abduction and drug-related offences,” he said.

“To those of you who have been chosen to take on this program, your appointment is more than just a formality because it comes with responsibility of upholding the integrity and maintaining the trust of your peers.

“The Fiji Police Force and your teachers have agreed to work together through the Scholastic Crime Stoppers Program in the hope of teaching and instilling within you the principles of good citizenry.”

Mr Cavuilati and DPC North SSP Eparama Waqa launched the programs at Labasa Sangam College, Labasa College, Nadogo Central College, Namuka District Primary, Namuka-i-Cake District and Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School.