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Fulori Rainibogi Calls It A Day

Police officers have been told that service is paramount in their line of work. They have also been told that they need to be disciplined and community oriented in their
01 May 2015 09:19
Fulori Rainibogi Calls It A Day

Police officers have been told that service is paramount in their line of work.

They have also been told that they need to be disciplined and community oriented in their line of work.

The comments have come from deputy Divisional Police Commander (DPC) North Fulori Rainibogi, who spent her last day at work with the Fiji Police Force yesterday.

“I have learnt in my line of work is just to be yourself , be disciplined and be a community oriented person so that you can be passionate about your work,” she said.

“I will keep on assisting the communities in preventing crime, raising awareness and sharing my expertise to build a safe living environment.”

Ms Rainibogi was part of the first batch of new Police recruits in 1979 at the age of 19 and has been with the Police Force for three decades now.

After 28 years of service she was promoted to a senior rank and became the first woman to take up the role of acting Divisional Police Commander North.

Being in the role of acting DPC North in 2013 was a great achievement for her, especially when it boosted her confidence to do better things in life.

“In 2008 I got promoted. Just imagine after 28 years I would have given up, but I didn’t because it was my passion to serve the people,” Ms Rainibogi said.

“It was something rare to take up the challenge to be acting DPC north and as a Superintendent in the Northern Division in a male-dominated field.

“Because we women see things differently from men in terms of managing things and being in another role such as giving motherly advice and ensuring things happen accordingly.”

She said that three years before her retirement she asked the then Police Commissioner Ioane Naivalurua to transfer her to her place of retirement, which was Vanua Levu.

“Now that I am retired I will have time to visit my children abroad and have time to visit places,” Ms Rainibogi said.

“But I will always be available. My priority now is to complete my role as the chairman of the contestants for the Duavata Northern Crime Prevention Carnival 2015.

Deputy Police Commissioner Isikeli Vuniwaqa said they would miss her expertise in her line of duty.

“She has been one exemplary woman who has survived through the force and elevated to high posts through the years from the post-colonial Independence period,” he said.

“From all those decades she has been among the high-level performers in the force.

“She has been a woman that people can look up to, especially the women officers in the force. We will miss her; miss her service and especially the expertise she will take with her.

“Now it’s time for her to take leave and we wish her well and her family as well and definitely we will remain friends and family in the future.”

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

 

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