Work With Us: Qiliho
Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho is urging youths throughout the country to work with the Police to reduce crime.
While launching the National Young Leaders Dialogue on Policing, Criminology and National Security yesterday, Commissioner Qiliho said the aim of the dialogue is to improve working relationships between youths and Police.
“It is a bold statement, but it has to be said! I am not here to point a finger at you, to say that you are the ones contributing to the increased involvement of Fiji’s youth in criminal activities.
“But, the Fiji Police Force needs to hear from you about the possible reasons as to why some of your peers are living their life on the wrong side of the law,” he said.
While, speaking to the 37 youth participants, Commissioner Qiliho said he would continue to reiterate the fact that the Fiji Police Force is the last line of defence.
“We will only know of a crime once it has been committed, and by then it would have been too late to do anything.
“That is why proactive policing is vital so we are able to put a stop to a crime before it is committed,” he said.
To the Police, Commissioner Qiliho told his officers that the dialogue was a perfect opportunity for them to learn from the young people.
“Will it improve our services to young people? Definitely! But what would be better? Improving the services of the Fiji Police Force to the young generation? Or keeping them away entirely from a life of crime or in the worst case, becoming a victim of crime.
Edited by Caroline Ratucadra