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Increased Police Presence Yields Positive Results

Drunkards get cleared out of Suva City streets by cops after nightclubs close.
30 Aug 2019 16:17
Increased Police Presence Yields Positive Results
Large Police presence was seen around Suva City, this was the scene along Victoria Parade on August 2, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Seeing drunkards roaming the streets of Suva City after nightclubs close at around 5am is almost a thing of the past now.

This is the result of an increased Police presence in the city throughout the night in the past few weeks.

The number of Police officers in the city increased earlier this month after reports of robberies and muggings. A video of someone being mugged along Victoria Parade around that time went viral on social media and with other reports of muggings and robberies in the city, Police presence was beefed up.

Officers start patrolling the city at night on foot and in vehicles. They continue to do so until nightclubs close at 5am, and a little after that.

The increase in Police presence has resulted in people walking freely on the city’s streets at night, knowing that they will be safe.

A check by the Fiji Sun after the closure of nightclubs at 5am yesterday showed the city’s streets clear of drunkards.

Police vehicles continued to move around areas where nightclubs are situated and ensured that drunkards headed home.

Some people who were seen by officers at different places were also asked what they were doing and told to clear the streets.

The Police vehicles continued to patrol the city’s streets until dawn, as people either went for their early morning walks, headed to work or back to their homes after finishing night shift duties. Police are expected to continue with their operations in the city for some time.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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