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Council To Install More Cameras In Suva City

Together with the Police we have identified new areas which require cameras. Currently we monitor our cameras and when needed we provide footage to the Police.
30 Jan 2021 12:54
Council To Install More Cameras In Suva City
An aerial view of Suva City. Photo: Leon Lord

Suva City Council will install 25 more cameras in the city. All camera feeds will be given to the Fiji Police Force.

Council director administration, Asaeli Tokelau, said they were working hand in hand with the Fiji Police Force in ensuring a safer Suva.

He was speaking during the Fiji Police Community Policing Symposium in Pacific Harbour on Thursday.

Mr Tokelau said 20 cameras would be funded by the council and five by the Suva Retailers Association.

“We have an existing network of cameras which is being monitored by the council. These are at the council properties,” he said.

“Together with the Police we have identified new areas which require cameras. Currently we monitor our cameras and when needed we provide footage to the Police.

“Now we will be giving a feed to Police who will also monitor and have their own recordings.”

Mr Tokelau said the council had found that involving Police in its work has helped them a lot.

 

Litter

The council’s biggest concern is litter, which accounts for a large portion of cost and manpower said Mr Tokelau.

He said they were hoping for changes in policy and perhaps a synergy which would allow Police officers on beat patrol to enforce litter and smoking laws.

 

Schools

Mr Tokelau said the council had started an initiative with schools in Suva. Something similar to community policing.

“We went to the school heads of various Suva schools that have been known to be part of brawls and told them to have a word with their students,” he said.

“In addition to this, the marshals at the Suva Bus Stand area are ensuring that students were not lingering around.”

He said the Police was an important stakeholder in having a successful municipal council and he looked forward to working together with them.

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