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‘More Police Visibility Please’

Commissioner of Police Bernardus Groenewald reiterated the 70/30 concept yesterday during the talanoa session held in Lautoka. This was because more officers were concentrating on administrative work and only a
28 May 2015 08:09
‘More Police Visibility Please’

Commissioner of Police Bernardus Groenewald reiterated the 70/30 concept yesterday during the talanoa session held in Lautoka.

This was because more officers were concentrating on administrative work and only a few were patrolling the streets.

Mr Groenewald said a balance was needed in the co-ordination of duty fulfillment.

“There is a tendency at times when keep more boys on the admin side and not enough on the streets,” he said

He said a reviewing of the Police structures was in progress.

“In reviewing these structures we will look at getting more people in the streets.”

Divisional Police commander western Marika Yalimawai supported the Commissioner’s comments.

“The 70 per cent on the streets is a must, that is what I am reassessing we found out now our headquarters staff are being deployed at night,”he said.

He said the Police stations in the West would now be deployed during peak hours.

“We will be deploying our officers at times when the community needs us the most, mainly during traffic queues and when business shuts down in the evening,” he said.

“That was done before and we will bring it back to Lautoka city.”

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