Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Vidya Pillay who is currently serving in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan recently shared the Fiji Police Force’s Duavata Community Policing Model during a workshop in the state of Bor Town in South Sudan.
ASP Pillay holds the post of Project Coordinator and Implementation Officer and delivered a lecture at a two day workshop from 17th–18th May 2022, organized by NGO.
“Protection Transition and Reintegration Team” on the Roles and Responsibilities of Police in Protecting Civilian, Property and Enforcing Rule of Law.
Prior to his deployment, ASP Pillay was in the Community Policing Unit based in Northern Division The Protection of Civilians Workshop for State Authorities, Organized Forces and Civil Society was aimed at bringing representatives of the local community, civil society organisations, government officials, local police and military together to better prepare for protection of civilians.
ASP Pillay was the only UN Police officer who was invited to speak where he introduced the Duavata Model to assist the participants look at issues and challenges from a Community Policing perspective.
ASP Pillay who is from Labasa with more than 28-years experience in policing, said he had assisted participants identify gaps between the community, youth and faith based leaders as well as civil societies, Non-Government Organisations and civil service.