A strong commitment to reducing the impact of domestic violence in Tonga has been made by the Tonga Police. During the May training program Tongan media organisations took the chance to publicise the training and to see it in progress. The Commander held a briefing with thePacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Programme Manager and Assistant Police Commander who is the executive level sponsor of the domestic violence activities in the Tonga Police. The Assistant Police Commander described how the police have established coordinators in each police district and outer islands, to ensure that a consistent approach is taken across all of the community in the police response to these crimes. She emphasised the multi agency approach that was being developed, especially with the established NGO’s already working with women and victims in Tonga.
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