Divisional Police Commanders directed to relook at their capabilities
November 14, 2019 4:33 pm
The Police Special Response Unit Training team has been directed to revisit the four divisions and conduct refresher trainings.
The Police Special Response Unit Training team has been directed to revisit the four divisions and conduct refresher trainings on the use of pepper sprays and other standard equipment.
Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho says they need to look at their deployment and strategies based on past trends during the festive season.
The Divisional Police Commanders have also been directed to be aware of the red zones and beef up manpower.
Qiliho has also directed the Divisional Police Commanders to relook at their capabilities and ensure officers on the ground are able to confront situations where their safety could be at risk.
Brigadier-General Qiliho says past trends show that the festive season has always recorded an increase in alcohol and domestic-related cases.
He says past trends have also shown an increase in petty crimes and theft as opportunists take advantage of the Christmas shopping rush and the excessive indulgence of alcohol where people are often targets of thieves as they cannot look after their own safety and their belongings.