Brave Police officer
Manoa Kaleca, Suva I would like to acknowledge the bravery of Detective Constable Krishan Keshwan in trying to foil a robbery attempt in Valelevu last week. The wound that he received on his head bore testament to the risks and constant danger that our Police men and women are subject to while carrying out their normal duties.
Last Friday, we celebrated the passingout parade from the Police Force of our nephew, PC Marisio Talemaibua. Even though we were excited for him and celebrated tucking into a lovo, we were also constantly reminded of the fact that his job is not an easy one.
Our Police officers are not equipped enough to foil these kind of armed robberies. The ‘liga ni marama’ or baton that is issued to them during training is no match for the ‘cane knives’ and other items that these so-called criminals use.
I believe that it is only suitable for the Police force to be issued with proper equipment that can counter these attacks. Why not issue them with ‘Taser guns’, which has the ability to incapacitate a criminal, but not necessarily injure them. It is used worldwide and has been proven to be a very successful utility in the Police force in curbing crime and subduing violent criminals.