Police Officers to work long hours in lead up to Election
November 1, 2018 12:19 am
In an effort to ensure the smooth transition of operations at Police Stations prior to and after Elections, officers will be rostered on twelve hour shifts.
More than six hundred officers in the Southern Division were briefed and reminded yesterday that it’s important that they do what is required and that they are physically, mentally and spiritually prepared for this critical national task.
Chief Operations Officer ACP Maretino Qiolevu also stressed the need for officers to be mindful of the way their resources particularly their vehicles and maritime capabilities are used during this time.
“You have been equipped with the necessary resources to conduct your duties and as you focus on Election duties-keep in mind the need to ensure routine operations continue as normal. Manning at Police Stations will be on a 12 hrs shift which will come into effect on day two [12/11 until 16/11. This is to allow smooth transition of shift change and redeployment of officers for Election duties.”
ACP Qiolevu also advised officers that in order to achieve their mission, cooperation is vital.