POLICE in Makira Ulawa province continue to roll out the Crime Prevention Strategy as part of its preparations for the National General Election in 2019.
“Our community policing officers continue to hold community awareness in the various communities to train members about the SARA model to deal effectively with different issues arising in their communities,” says Provincial Police Commander, Makira Ulawa province, Superintendent Peter Sitai.
“Many chiefs and elders in our communities today need to understand and have confidence in their mandatory duties. Police believe this SARA model would enhance their skills.” SARA stands for Scanning, Analysis, Response and Assessment.
“During October 2018, the community policing team at the Kirakira Police Station conducted training for Crime Prevention Committee members representing wards 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Ulawa and Ugi constituency.
“On November 9, 2018, the team held another training at Namarango Village for the members in ward 12, in East Makira,” says PPC Sitai.
The Community Policing Team is expected to complete the training programme for the 92 Crime Prevention Committees in Makira Ulawa province by March 2019.