Students of Nawaicoba Public Kindergarten School with officers from Nadi and Nawaicoba during Operation Veisiko. Photo: POLICE MEDIA CELL
Nadi Police personnel have rounded up “Operation Veisiko” conducting visitations of the Nawaicoba area in a bid to get the community on board with crime prevention.
Officers from the Nadi Police Station joined their comrades at the Nawaicoba Community Post conducting visitations of homes and business operators in the area.
In thanking the officers, Chief of Operations Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Rusiate Tudravu said personal interaction with the people they serve can have a major impact in the prevention of crime.
“Never underestimate the impact conducting beat patrols can have on our operations. Physically visiting those you serve not only allows you to have a better understanding of what exists in that community, but you also get to develop a personal relationship with the people you serve”.
“Yes we do have a lot on our plate and technology such as mobile phones can be used as a quick means of obtaining information, but we must also make time to revisit the basics of policing and that is to walk the beat”.
ACP Tudravu reminded the officers that community policing is all about gaining and keeping the people’s trust.
“It’s encouraging to hear feedback from the communities about the visitation conducted this past week and this should continue if you want to win and keep your community’s trust and cooperation”.
Officer in Charge of Nadi Policing District (OCPD/Nadi) Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Dhamendra Dutt said they have completed visiting all areas under the Mulomulo, Nawai and Nawaicoba areas where they have received positive feedback.
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