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Fiji Police launches GIS Crimes Database

November 26, 2016 7:15 pm

The Fiji Police Force is the first law enforcement agency in the Pacific to launch a Police Geographic Information System (GIS) Crimes Database.

Chief of Intelligence and Investigations, ACP Biu Matavou, says GIS will help the Force answer the critical questions of what, how, when, and hopefully give them the answer as to why the crimes are being committed in the first place.

“As an institution that relies heavily on information and intelligence driven strategies to prevent crime, the advent of modern day technology is something that we should have taken advantage of sooner, especially since the GIS will help in instant crime analysis, deployment techniques, active enforcement of trivial crimes, monitoring of emerging patterns and accountability programs for law enforcement managers.”

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ACP Matavou says the Force is often stretched with resources and they are hopeful GIS will go according to their plan to invest in technology as an aid to help fight crime.

The project has been facilitated by the Pacific Community.

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