Northern Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Chief Inspector Ewai Segi has announced that police will start school visitations as part of the command’s Community Policing and Partnership Engagement strategy, to speak to students about the effects of breaking the Law and the consumption of illicit substances.
PPC Segi stated that the school visitation program is part of a wider array of community policing programs in plan for this year.
“At the completion of the first 3 month operations, we have programs lined up to engage established organizations, particularly schools to disseminate information with regards to law and order, mainly focused on drugs and home brew consumption.”
With the recent introduction of synthetic drugs into the country, Segi said that they would like to educate young ones on the current laws that prohibits the use of these dangerous recreational substances so to deter young people from consuming them.
He added that due to the introduction of synthetic drugs into the country, the government has enacted and repealed specific provisions of the law, prompting the need for the police to disseminate this information to the people.
“The citizens have to be aware that the Laws have become tougher nowadays as a result of issues that have caused huge distress to the country.”
Segi added that Northern Province is not exempted from law and order issues, but thanks to their Post-Election operations in the past 3 months, they have been able to stabilize the law and order issue in the province.
Meanwhile, the school visitations will commence at the end of the first quarter of this year.