“Port Vila Town Council of Chiefs is looking at providing around 300 community Policing Officers to support the security services that are to be provided by National Police,” said Chief Isaac Worwor, the President of Port Vila Town Council of Chiefs (PVTCC).
“We need to start consulting community leaders, to explain the expected roles that are to be provided by communities during the event; we need to visit areas, including Municipal wards to raise awareness about how we are going to get involved in the Games.”
He said PVTCC agrees to work alongside Van2017 security services team, in collaboration with Vanuatu Police Force, to provide an efficient security service as expected for athletes, officials, visitors, and residents.
Chief Worwor pointed out that his council will liaise with his 20 chief representatives to start planning about Communities involvement in the Games, which will include identification of community officers, who will
later be trained by Vanuatu Police Force.
He also stressed that it is not an easy task but it requires cooperation and collaboration of people in the communities to make sure that the Games are delivered in a secure environment.
Lastly, Chief Worwor appealed to all citizens to prepare themselves, as they will receive friends and families from the islands and overseas; have enough food, enough space to accommodate relatives, and most importantly to manage their budgets well, as the Games is just before the Christmas and New Year festivities.