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Police Undergo Motorcyclist Course

Thirty officers are currently undergoing the first Police Motorcyclist four-week course of 2017 with the aim of enhancing the operational capabilities of the Fiji Police Force. The course was officially
23 Feb 2017 11:00
Police Undergo Motorcyclist Course
Police officers during the first Police Motorcyclist four-week course of 2017. Photo: Police Media Cell

Thirty officers are currently undergoing the first Police Motorcyclist four-week course of 2017 with the aim of enhancing the operational capabilities of the Fiji Police Force.

The course was officially opened yesterday by the deputy director Traffic Superintendent of Police (SP) Richard Raju at the Police Special Response Unit.

In line with the Commissioner of Police’s vision of improving service delivery with mobility being an area of focus, the training is intended to have more officers trained to meet the force’s operational policing demands.

“The enormous demand for traffic policing services requires more Police visibility and coverage and the utilisation of police motorcycles will be ideal for traffic enforcements due to its accessibility,” SP Raju said.

“This is why we have chosen the officers from various units to assist the institution as motorcycles can assist in providing timely and efficient services to members to the public.”

Apart from routine patrols, Police motorcycles are used for traffic congestion operations, national and emergency operations including VIP escorts for heads of Governments and visiting dignitaries.

SP Raju said efforts are being made by the hierarchy of the Force to secure more motorcycles and quad bikes. This was why the training was timely to have more qualified riders who will be able to maintain and look after the valuable assets, he said.

“Complaints received about our riders are mostly down to poor attitude and this should not be the case because we are expected to be role models for members of the public,” SP Raju said.

“That is why this course will be essential in your work because you will learn the adequate knowledge, skills and attitudes to attaining Basic Motorcycle Riding Proficiency.”

Source: Police Media Cell

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