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Police Chief Meets The Editors

Commissioner of Police Ben Groenewald has reminded the local mainstream media that he has an open door policy in regards to queries regarding the force. Mr Groenewald made the comment
05 Jun 2015 09:14
Police Chief Meets The Editors
From left: Assistant Commissioner of Police, Rusiate Tudravu, FBC’s Rita Narayan, Legend FM’s Vijay Narayan, Fiji Times’ Fred Wesley, Commissioner of Police Bernadus Groenewald, Fiji TV’s Cheerieann Wilson, Fiji Sun’s Maika Bolatiki, FBC ‘s Edwin Nand and Republika’s Ricardo Morris at the Police Headquarters yesterday. Photo: Jona Konataci

Commissioner of Police Ben Groenewald has reminded the local mainstream media that he has an open door policy in regards to queries regarding the force.

Mr Groenewald made the comment when he hosted editors of mainstream media organisations to a roundtable conference in Suva.

He asked the editors if senior journalists were assigned to meet or talk to him, adding that many times he had talked to some young journalists who usually misquoted him.

The Police Commissioner said while he was available to make comments there were people in the Fiji Police Force who were available as well.

“In my office you have the Chief Operations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ACP) Rusiate Tudravu, Chief Intelligence and Investigation, ACP Henry Brown and media officer Ana Naisoro,” he said.

Mr Groenewald said there was a spokesman in the Western Division and the force would soon appoint one for the Northern Division.

He told the media that he was working on a new traffic legislation that would result in minor incidents not holding up traffic.

At the moment, minor incidents await Police investigations even when drivers themselves can resolve it.

Mr Groenewald agreed that media representatives be present at raids conducted by Police officers, but maintained that on the dissemination of information, there were some intelligence that Police wanted to keep under wraps.

Feedback: maikab@fijisun.com.fj

 



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