The festive season Operation Yalodei ended with desired results reflecting the joint effort of the Fiji Police Force and members of the public.
The focus for the one month period from the 15th of December to 15th January 2018 was on overall crime, serious crime (crimes against women and children, aggravated robbery, burglary, aggravated burglar and drugs) and fatalities.
The following was achieved based on the offences that took place during the one month reporting period;
1. 30% reduction in overall crime
2. 45% reduction in serious crime
3. 10% reduction in crimes against women
4. 50% reduction in crimes against children
Chief Operations Officer, ACP Rusiate Tudravu says the reduction of crimes against women and children was one of our main targets and we have managed to record only four reports of rape and attempted rape and 3 cases of defilement between 13 to 16 years during the operation period.
Crimes against women and children will continue to be a priority for the organisation and our Duavata Community Policing will be increasing its tempo of awareness in reaching out to the public and advocating the need to work together to protect our women and children.
Robbery and aggravated robbery was another key focus with projections indicating an increase and while we have been able to reduce the number of reports during the Operation it is an achievement for the Northern Division to record nil reports for the 30 day period. The Southern, Western and Eastern Division recorded 14, 9 and 1 case respectively and again these crimes are being committed by opportunists.
The focus on drugs was also intensified throughout the four policing divisions and this resulted in numerous reports further solidifying our war on drugs and our commitment to eradicating its trade from our society.
While Operation ‘Yalodei’ has come to an end, we have however put in place strategies to maintain the momentum of operations and ensure we are able to curb crime and keep criminal elements at bay.
With the injection of resources from the Government such as the provision of new vehicles improving mobility and visibility we will continuously strive to effectively and efficiently serve the people of Fiji.
The support from the public has also been overwhelming and it is through visitations that we have been able to forge a solid working relationship with individuals and business operators who have shown their willingness to support the work of the Police and fight crime.