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Cadets Warned About Losing Focus: Qiliho

Cadets Warned About Losing Focus: Qiliho
Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho
July 11
11:00 2017

Leave everything aside and concentrate on successfully completing the course says the Police Commissioner

Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho yesterday warned 23 Police officer cadets to be prepared to face obstacles.

The Police Commissioner issued the warning when he addressed the cadets at their Badging Ceremony at the Fiji Police Academy in Nasova, Suva.

The cadets will undergo 38 months of training.

Brigader-General Qiliho said: “In our eyes, you all possess the right attitude, knowledge and skills to be catapulted into the senior hierarchy and hold leadership positions.”

He told them to be prepared to face obstacles that would challenge and could possibly derail their focus and ability to complete the 38 months of training.

“It has happened to others and you need to be aware that it can happen to you,” he said.

He said it was very important that they leave everything aside and focus on what was ahead of them.

He said this was a once in a life time opportunity.

“Government would have needed a very good reason to grant us the increased allocation, and the unprecedented show of support means we must be doing something right,” he said.

“In return, it is only right that we show our gratitude by working hard and producing the desired results.”

“As you progress along the course you will adopt a new outlook on the intricate nature of all that encompasses our operations and your role as potential leaders.

“From what I have come to realise, complaints against Police and our services arise from poor supervision.”

He said cadets would be exposed to another level of training that would be intense and demanding.

He urged cadets if they wanted to be commissioned at the end of the 38 months, “learn to be humble and know that for now you are a student and that you are here to learn.”

Twelve of the officers are women while 11 are men, and will be deployed to the Western Division for the duration of the Course.

He said if the training was successful they would be commissioned with an Inspector’s rank.

“You have been appointed as the Commissioner’s Cadets and this is a title that I expect you to respect,” he said. Edited by Naisa Koroi

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