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The Mauritius Police Force

Crime Prevention Unit

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

The Police Crime Prevention Unit was set up on 11th of September 1989. It operates under the aegis of Central Criminal Investigation Division (CCID) under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime).

VISION OF CPU

To adopt the best Crime Prevention strategies geared towards a sensible reduction of opportunity Crime Occurrences to tackle major crime. In so doing our vision is to ensure a crime free society for future generations.

MISSION

The Unit’s mission is geared towards a national sensitization campaign on Crime Prevention issues and promoting a sense of awareness among the population round the island and within its territories.


The Main Objectives of the Unit:


1.    To secure the community’s support in the fight against crime.

2.    To instill in the younger generation the core concepts of good citizenship and law abiding principles. (School Sensitization campaigns).

3.    To enhance public and Police relationship. (Community Policing).

4.    To remove the fear of crime within the community. (Preventive Counseling/ Proactive Policing).

5.    To establish Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in crime prone areas. (Crime Analysis/ Requests).

6.    To visit and reassure victims of crime. (Victim Support and Advice).


CORE DUTIES OF THE CPU
:

A. Crime Prevention Awareness Campaigns.

B. Field Counselling and Advice.

C. Victim Support and Advice Programme.

D. Setting up of Neighbourhood Watch Scheme


STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS OF THE MPF 2015 - 2018

​​OBJECTIVES ​STRATEGIC DIRECTION

OBJECTIVE 1

IMPROVING  QUALITY OF LIFE
​OBJECTIVE 2  ​ENHANCING SERVICE DELIVERY
​OBJECTIVE 3 ​INCREASING SPEED OF INTERVENTION
​OBJECTIVE 4 ​HORNING INVESTIGATION TECHNIQUES & DETECTION SKILLS
​OBJECTIVE 5 ​COMBATING TRAFFICKING & USE OF ILLEGAL DRUGS
STRATEGIC GAIN ​
Increase Public  ​Confidence in the Police
​Higher Willngness of Victims to report Crime
​Lower Complaint Rates
​Improved Service Delivery
​Effective Investigation and Prosecution of Crime
​ ​
 

DEFINITION OF CRIME

Any unlawful or antisocial act or acts which give rise to public anxiety and which interfere with the quality of life of citizens"

DEFINITION OF CRIME PREVENTION 

"The anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of action to remove or to reduce it."

For a crime to occur, it needs three factors to be present at the same time, TARGET/VICTIM - CRIMINAL - OPPORTUNITY/SITUATION. Remove or change one and the whole equation is altered. Reduction of OPPORTUNITY factors can significantly decrease the rate of crime.

 

ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT BY CPU

The Unit organizes/conducts Crime Prevention workshops/forums for the Community through different tailor made programmes for specific categories as follows:

o   School Sensitization Campaign (Primary/Secondary and Tertiary)

o   Women Sensitization Campaign

o   Senior Citizens Sensitization

o   Business Security

o   Hospitality Sector

o   Worker’s Education Course (Employees)

o   Youth Crime Prevention

o   Parents Sensitization

o   Setting up of Neighbourhood Watch Schemes

o   Community Mixed Audience Sensitization Programme (SWC & Community Centres)

o   Rehabilitation Programme ( Pre Release Programme for Prisoners)

o   Victim Support and Advice Programme

o   Field Counselling Programme (Salesmen/Business Operators)

o   Directed Preventive Patrol

o   Community Policing Forums

o   Inner Customers (Police Officers and Trainee Constables)

o   Media Policing (TV ,Radio and Interview to written Press)

o   Security and Safety Week Cum Exhibition

o   Security Audit and Survey

​o   Publication of Crime Prevention Literatures (Booklets/Leaflets)


OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE CHARTER

  • We will provide our customer with a timely, effective and efficient service.
  • We will answer all telephone calls, mails promptly and in a courtesy manner.
  • We will listen to the suggestions and complaints of our customers and as far as possible, bring improvement in our service.
  • We will carry out customer satisfaction survey yearly and use the information for improving our service whenever possible.
  • We will publicise our service and ensure that all changes are adequately communicated to our customer.

IMPLEMENTATION OF MS ISO 9001:2015

With the dedication of all CPU personnel, this Unit was ISO Certified (MS 1SO 9001:2008) on 11.11.2014 which is valid up to November 2017.

The Unit is now striving to be certified for the new MS ISO 9001 2015 and preparation is ongoing.


QUALITY POLICY STATEMENT OF CPU

Top Management has established, implemented and maintained a Quality Policy that is in line with the following:-

  • The purpose of our organisation is to promote a sense of crime prevention awareness among the population as per our service charter.
  • Our Quality Policy is used to set quality objectives in order to provide a high quality service to our customer and meet the requirements of our mission.

Periodic review of our Quality Policy is carried out taking into consideration:

(a)           the result of management review;

(b)           changes in quality requirements; and

(c)           changes to product/service specifications.

  • The Top Management ensures that our Quality Policy satisfies all the applicable requirements including stationery, legal and customer requirements.
  • The Top Management is committed to continually improve the QMS of the unit.
  • The Top Management ensures that it is communicated and understood within the organization and the relevant interested parties and reviewed at prescribed intervals to ensure its continuing suitability.





 

 Address

 
​Police Crime Prevention Unit

Sir Virgil Naz St, Rose Hill
Tel. 454 0766 / Fax. 465 8523
Email: cpu.mpf@govmu.org

 

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