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Chinese Police Officers Take Back Fond Memories Of Fiji

In 2011 the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Fiji signed the Police Co-operation Agreement. Missing an important family event can be extremely difficult, especially
18 Jan 2016 10:30
Chinese Police Officers Take Back Fond Memories Of Fiji
Superintendent Class 1 Zhang Zheng and Supervisor Class 1 Wang Xiang are farewelled by senior officers at the Fiji Police Headquarters

In 2011 the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Fiji signed the Police Co-operation Agreement.

Missing an important family event can be extremely difficult, especially one as significant as the birth of your first child.

And this was the case for Superintendent Class 1 Zhang Zheng who had spent the last nine months on attachment with the Fiji Police Force with his colleague Supervisor Class 1 Wang Xiang.

The two Police consultants are part of the third batch of officers to be on attachment from Hubei Provincial Public Security Department under the Ministry of Public Security in China.

In 2011 the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Fiji signed the Police Co-operation Agreement which has to date seen the two Police organisations exchange assistance in many forms.

Superintendent Class 1 Zhang Zheng said it was an honour to be selected by the Ministry of Public Security to serve in Fiji.

“Fiji is a beautiful place and the people are very friendly and it has been wonderful working with the Fiji Police Force”.

With his background in traffic operations Mr Zheng had spent a lot of his time with the Traffic Department.

“Obviously China is different from Fiji in many operational aspects as we rely mainly on technology to police our roads while a lot of manpower is dedicated to enforce road rules here. There have been a number of road deaths and we believe people should listen to awareness conducted by stakeholders to avoid loss of lives and this should be further looked into by all stakeholders also.”

Meanwhile for Supervisor Class 1 Wang Xiang who has a Biology Doctorate in Genetics spent majority of his time with the Criminal Investigations Department.

Mr Xiang said with the change in the criminal landscape, forensics was an important area to develop.

“In China forensics and technology go hand in hand when it comes to solving crime and we do hope to recommend more assistance be looked into by our Ministry of Public Security to help the Fiji Police with this vital arm of its operations”, Mr Xiang said.

The two officers had been working with their Fijian peers in a number of cases involving Asian nationals with the latest being the six men who are currently in remand for their alleged involvement in an ATM scam.

Farewelling the two on behalf of the Acting Commissioner of Police was Deputy Commissioner Isikeli Ligairi who said the Fiji Police was appreciative of the five-year relationship with their counterparts.

Police Media Cell

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