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Police pay set to be addressed says CIP

Tuesday June 05, 2018 Written by Published in Politics
The Cook Islands Party says they will “embark on a platform of right-sizing and upskilling exercises to uniformly improve police remuneration”. 18060130 The Cook Islands Party says they will “embark on a platform of right-sizing and upskilling exercises to uniformly improve police remuneration”. 18060130

The following is the Cook Islands Party’s response to yesterday’s policy question: What are your party’s policies on law and order and what would you do about the problems of low police pay and the apparent increase in the number of violent crimes, such as stabbings, and other crimes, such as burglaries?

 

Cook Islands Party

Our party sees the biggest challenge being to engage in more prevention work and to work in partnership with the community and private sector and those who are keen to reduce crime and keep our islands safe.

As our government has done with the teachers and those in the medical profession, especially nurses, we will embark on a platform of right-sizing and upskilling exercises to uniformly improve police remuneration alongside security and law enforcement outputs.

Low police pay and increase in violent crimes is a reckless comment. Police pay will be addressed, and it is very important to recognise the sterling work our current force assumes.