THE FIJI POLICE FORCE IS REQUESTING PARENTS AND GUARDIANS TO TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO SEEK HELP FROM POLICE OFFICERS WHEN THEY NEED ASSISTANCE.
POLICE TO PARENTS, GUARDIANS: SEEK HELP:
The night operations in the past few weeks have seen our Juvenile Bureau working in partnership with officials from the Ministry of Social Welfare where children as young as 11 were escorted to the Police Station and contact made with their respective parents and guardians.
Two cases involved children who were seen moving alone at night and when confronted they revealed that they did not have any bus fare to return home. A child who is 11 years old had travelled from the Western Division to meet his parents and upon reaching Suva had run out of money to continue with his trip, and was found moving around town alone. With the increased number of sporting and social activities taking place where our children will be involved, we are pleading with parents and guardians to encourage their children to find a Police officer and ask for help if they have trouble getting home.