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Police to provide security to worship places if needed

April 5, 2019 12:26 pm
Defense and National Security Minister, Inia Seruiratu [Source: Fijian Parliament]

The Fiji Police Force will provide security to worship centers across the country if the need arises.

Defense and National Security Minister, Inia Seruiratu says security will be offered based on specific circumstances.

“If the threat level so dictates, also if there is reliable intelligence and of course if there is a demand from the community.”

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The Minister’s comment was in response to Opposition MP, Simione Rasova question as to what security mechanisms are in place for the different denominations in the country.

Rasova highlighted that there is a need to ensure safety procedures are on standby in light of the recent New Zealand terror attacks.

Seruiratu also addressed the need for Fijians to engage in community policing, as this not only ensures security but keeps individuals out of crime.

The Minister adds the Force has taken a few approaches for community policing through music, sports, faith-based organizations, youth, and the Vanua.

Seruiratu also highlighted that the Duavata Initiative has been in operation for five years now and is progressing well.

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