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Be Up To Par With Modern Policing, Says Deputy Commissioner

We want honest, reliable and trusted Police officers, says Deputy Commissioner of Police Isikeli Ligairi The Deputy Commissioner made these comments while opening the 2016 Basic Recruits Course at the
21 Jun 2016 10:20
Be Up To Par With Modern Policing, Says Deputy Commissioner
Miss Fiji Zaira Begg (middle), at the opening of the 2016 Basic Recruits Course yesterday at the Fiji Police Academy.

We want honest, reliable and trusted Police officers, says Deputy Commissioner of Police Isikeli Ligairi

The Deputy Commissioner made these comments while opening the 2016 Basic Recruits Course at the Fiji Police Academy in Nasova yesterday.

For the next six months, 132 recruits will undergo the basic recruits training. The Deputy Commissioner has challenged the officers to be agents of change.

“Consider yourself as the new generation of Police officers who will take this organisation forward from now and into the future. Absorb and grasp what you will be taught and set your goals from day one to achieve excellent results to the best of your knowledge and ability.

“The Policing career is a challenging one, and the six months basic recruit training which you will participate in should prepare you well to face those challenges and most importantly walk through them with vigor and confidence,” he said.

Areas to be covered during the six month course include, Professional Development, Police Operational Policing, Acts, Decree, and Emerging Legislations among others.

Deputy Commissioner Ligairi said the responsibility was on recruits to be up to par with modern policing.

“The global security environment is evolving at a very fast pace. There is an increase in new crime trends like cyber crime, transnational crime, human and drug smuggling and terrorism to name a few. Your training in the next six months will provide you the basic insight into these new crime trends”.

For one recruit, getting another avenue to serve the people of Fiji was a motivation for joining the Fiji Police Force.

Miss Fiji Zaira Begg is one of the 132 recruits. The Ba native is also hoping to honour her late grandfather.

“As Miss Fiji I would like to continue to serve my country and community and this is also a way for me to honour my late grandfather who was a former Police officer,” she said.

“One of my strengths is adapting to the environment quickly and it has been a drastic change coming from a pageant and entertainment industry, but I find it to be a great challenge and the last time I had my hair cut this short was in primary school when my father cut it, but it’s the sacrifice we make to be part of the Fiji Police Force.”

Source: Police Media Cell

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