Fiji Police and Foundation launch mSafe channel
mSafe, the newest addition to the Foundation’s SMS channels is here
to provide Fijians a convenient and speedy way to report crime.
The channel was launched in partnership with the Fiji Police Force and
charity partner Smarter Fiji.
Speaking at the launch, Acting Police Commissioner Itendra Nair said
mSafe was an interactive tool that will further help in the prevention and
detection of crime.
“Crime prevention is the anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of
a crime risk, and the initiation of action to remove or reduce it. It is an
active approach utilizing public awareness and preventive measures to
reduce crime, and mSafe is innovative measure that will enhance our
“I am sure this new initiative will help reduce crime, stimulate public
awareness concerning crime prevention and enhance our communities.
“Crime prevention works. It is cheaper, safer, and healthier for
communities to prevent crime than to have to treat its victims, deal with
its perpetrators, and lose civic health and productivity.
“But the responsibility of crime prevention doesn’t fall on one person –
it’s everyone’s business.”
“ This mSafe channel will now allow greater participation by
communities to help police. This can be benefi cial to prevention
efforts because our law enforcement offi cers will know what crime is
happening, where it is happening, and by whom; have the expertise to
stop crime before it happens; and can bring community members, police
departments, and government offi cials together,” said Mr. Nair.
“This channel was mooted after recent attacks on police, increased
criminal cases and growing thefts, burglaries and break-ins,” said
Foundation Executive Ambalika Prakash.
“Under this scheme there is potential to open more neighbourhood
watch zones and train mSafe volunteers to assist in managing situations
whilst waiting for Police,” said Prakash.
The mSafe has the following channels 1. Subscription, 2. Police
Vodafi x Directory, 3. SpeakUp 4. Community Volunteer registration.