Security and law and order: a priority for the Government

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Guaranteeing security and law and order to Mauritian citizens is one of Government’s main priorities in the 2017-2018 budget. To this end a series of measures has been enumerated.

A sum of Rs 8.4 billion has been earmarked for the Mauritius Police Force for recruitment of 583 additional Police constables and procurement of equipment, namely acquisition of 18 Light Armoured Personnel Carriers, 12 for the Special Mobile Force and 6 for the Special Support Unit to reinforce capability in emergency and disaster situations; and technological support to combat crimes and juvenile delinquency.

Police Patrols will be reinforced all over Mauritius, especially in crime prone areas and the Community Policing programme will be consolidated and intensified. The Police Training Academy will be set up at Côte d’Or City.

The pilot Safe City project will be scaled up into a fully-fledged project at the cost of Rs 440 million with the installation of Intelligence and Traffic Surveillance cameras in major public areas.

The Brigade des Mineurs will be reinforced and will be active in regions where related cases involving juveniles have been detected

Patrols and operations on both land and sea will be stepped up to combat drug trafficking. Comprehensive nation-wide campaign on crime prevention, road safety awareness and community policing will be pursued to sensitise the community.