Police last night held a special function at Dharubaaruge to mark its 78th Anniversary.
President Mohamed Nasheed, Commissioner of Police Ahmed Faseeh and ministers were present at the special function.
Commissioner Faseeh pledged to control the gang violence in the Maldives if concerned authorities cooperated with the police.
Expressing concern at the number of juveniles involving in crimes, Faseeh called on parents to cooperate more with police in reforming the juveniles committing crimes.
President Nasheed also addressed the people at the function.
Nasheed urged businessman not to reject teenagers from employment for having a criminal record on their police report.
Instead he called on businessmen to give them the opportunity to work “for the sake of the nation.”
He also said that he did not wish to have “even a single Maldivian behind the bars.”