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Fiji Needs Speacialised Vehicles

The Fiji Police Force needs specialised vehicles, says the Commissioner of Police, Bernardus Groenewald. He said while the Force had the manpower, they were not up to standard in terms
29 Nov 2014 12:59
Fiji Needs Speacialised Vehicles

The Fiji Police Force needs specialised vehicles, says the Commissioner of Police, Bernardus Groenewald.

He said while the Force had the manpower, they were not up to standard in terms of equipment.

“Keep in mind that the purchasing of our equipment is outside of the budget. It is a separate budget managed by the Government,” Mr Groenewald said.

He said there were still a number of vehicles that needed to be replaced.

“We are in need of specialised vehicles especially in terms of specific operations.”

He          said they needed a special transport for dead people.

“We need proper hearse and need a proper ambulance as those are specialised vehicles that we need.”

He said they were in consultation with the Government if they could have these specialsied vehicles.

“Due to their unique functions and in some cases unique appearance or function, they can be deployed to community events as static demonstrations with an operator on scene to answer the public’s questions about their function and deployment.”

By having vehicles that can manoeuvre over changing terrain and around obstacles, officers can patrol larger areas and can answer calls for service, handle vehicle accidents and maintain the peace by preventing or stopping conflicts, domestic disputes and assaults.

The Police Response Team in Nasinu has primary missions like disaster response, tactical medical support, spectator event coverage and mass casualty incident management.

Mr Groenewald said they needed specialised vehicles to make their work much easier.

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