NEWS

Police Officers Challenged About Attitudes

Police officers caught taking aclcohol or kava while undertaking a month-long Corporal’s Qualifying Course will be dealt with. Commissioner of Police Major General Bernadus Groenewald reminded officers of the of the newly
12 Oct 2015 16:37
Police Officers Challenged About Attitudes
Commissioner of Police Major General Bernadus Groenewald.

Police officers caught taking aclcohol or kava while undertaking a month-long Corporal’s Qualifying Course will be dealt with.

Commissioner of Police Major General Bernadus Groenewald reminded officers of the of the newly introduced directive regarding social activities.

“This is not an idle warning, whilst you’re here, and if we catch you taking alcohol or kava, we will take steps”.

“So I challenge you, the opportunity is in your hands, the responsibility is yours, the challenges will be there, and it is up to you to overcome those obstacles”.

“Your biggest challenge throughout this course will be your own attitude”.

Commissioner Groenewald also told officers of the numerous complaints received from the public.

“I am constantly receiving complaints about our service delivery and the complainants stem from very senior members of Government to the general public”.

“This is because some officers are not interested in doing their job properly, and all of you at the front line of duty have a responsibility to ensure the right things are being done”.

He said having the right attitude to serve diligently as a police officer, continues to be in his view, the major contributor to the number of complaints received about service delivery.

 

Commissioner Groenewald said the number of complaints received was a reflection of the lack of command and control.

“You’re appointed as first level command and control, but if you refuse to do your job properly and continue to ignore the misuse of authority, there is no way that your senior officers can fight for you in terms of getting better compensation and resources”.

“I do not shy away from taking responsibility when complaints are raised about service delivery, but you need to stop ignoring these issues, and the sooner we accept the responsibility we all have towards the discipline and professionalism of the Fiji Police, the better”.

 

Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: