Yesterday the latest Cook Islands Police Service recruits had their first taste of field work on Maire Nui Drive, performing radar and traffic stops.
The Cook Islands police were kept busy last weekend, starting on Friday when they executed bench warrants for the arrests of three people. All three were arrested and appeared in the High Court.
Concerned locals are asking for tougher regulations to be imposed on drone owners in the Cook Islands after $600 was allegedly stolen from tourists staying in Vaimaanga.
Cook Islands Police Commissioner Maara Tetava has come out strongly against criticism levelled at the police service in a recent issue of CINews.
Cook Islands police are unnecessarily harassing people who have had curfew conditions imposed on them by the court as part of their bail, says lawyer Norman George.
The increase in the amount of crime being reported around Rarotonga has prompted renewed calls for a neighbourhood watch organisation to be created.
The Police Service has praised the efforts of individuals and business owners for using their initiative to secure themselves and their property during the night of heavy flooding on Monday.