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Learn to reach out: Police

July 24, 2017 10:03 pm

Students in the interior of Rakiraki are being introduced to the Safety Net concept.

They are being encouraged by Police to have a network of friends who they can confide in during times of trouble.

This approach was adopted by the Western Division Community Policing team who continue their visitation of schools in the interior of the Western Division in a bid to create awareness on sexual offences.

Superintendent of Police, Petero Tuinirarama, says they started their visit last week in the Ra Province and aim to cover all schools in the Division.

SP Petero says most children who are victims of these crimes don’t come forward because of the taboo placed on the subject.

He says most victims don’t come forward because the perpetrators are usually someone close to them and this makes it hard for them to report.

Students are also encouraged to call Crime Stoppers on 919 or Emergency Line on 917 if they need any sort of assistance or advice from the Fiji Police Force.