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People urged to be more vigilant during festive season

November 4, 2017 7:08 pm

With November and December identified as peak months for increased criminal activities the Fiji Police Force is urging the public to be vigilant and take pro-active measures.

Police Commissioner, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho, says people should make all the necessary arrangements before leaving their homes.

Qiliho says the festive season is just round the corner and the students are also rounding up their academic year.

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He says this means there will be a lot of movement of people which normally leads to an increase in opportunistic crimes.

“That’s why we are warning the people – if they leave their homes – let their neighbours know – or get someone to come and look after the home, and when there will be a lot of parties and things like that – it is about being extra vigilant and extra careful – the stats show that crime peaks in November.”

Qiliho admits that some of the officers do not take the information received on burglaries and aggravated robberies seriously – but they are working on changing their mind sets.

He says the Force is focusing on intelligence driven operations rather than going out to the scene and just being visible.

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