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West Officers Challenged: Stay Committed

  Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho has challenged Police officers in the Western Division to remain committed to their work. Brigadier-General Qiliho made these remarks during the Commissioner of Police’s second
16 Jul 2016 10:58
West Officers  Challenged:  Stay Committed
Officers that receive their medals during the Commissioner of Police’s 2 nd Quarter Parade for the Western Division at Prince Charles Park, in Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

 

Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho has challenged Police officers in the Western Division to remain committed to their work.

Brigadier-General Qiliho made these remarks during the Commissioner of Police’s second quarter parade for the Western Division at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday.

“A lot has happened in your AOR (Area of Responsibility) during the first half of 2016. From Cyclone Winston, to Operation Cavuraka and the major cases of interest that are currently the subject of investigations; the spotlight has been on the West for some time now,” he said.

He said while some things occur out of control this does not mean to let their guard down but everyone needed to be extra vigilant.

“From the criminal landscape you know a shift has been noted and criminal elements are moving to your division,” Brigadier-General Qiliho said.

“And because of the prominence of the Western Division on Fiji’s economy, a lot is riding on the back of how you conduct your work so we are able to avoid any negativity against the organisation and more importantly the nation.”

He also highlighted that he was not going to condone abuse of power in the force.

“This week we were again the subject of some negativity and I have given my assurances to members of the public that we will be investigating the claims made against us as I do not condone any abuse of our powers. Let me give my personal reassurances that I will not condone this practise under my leadership.

“A strategy has been put in place to avoid loose ends therefore rotation of senior officers is compulsory and will also give others an opportunity to understand what holding a position of leadership requires.”

He added, “As an institution we are constantly being scrutinised because the uniform we wear comes with a lot of responsibilities.”

Edited by Rosi Doviverata

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