Rohee speeds up neighbourhood police application process to combat domestic violence and child abuse – 31st May 2013
The Minister of Home Affairs Clement has said that an expanded physical presence of Neighbourhood Police on the ground for the purpose of information gathering and prevention could go a far way in preventing and reducing domestic violence and child abuse.
Towards this end, the Ministry has received over one hundred applications from persons desirous of being sworn in as Neighbourhood Police. This is keeping with the Ministry’s intention to increase the number of Neighbourhood Police who patrol neighbourhoods 24/7, particularly by day, since the Police do not have the numbers to patrol on foot in each Village day and night.
In order to expedite the process, the Ministry of Home Affairs has requested the Commissioner of Police (ag) to organise a crash course for the new Neighbourhood Police recruits in order that the recruits be ready and able as soon as possible to assume their duties and responsibilities in the neighbourhood to which they will be assigned.