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Pay Rise For Police Officers

The Fiji Police Force has received an increase of $17million in the 2017–2018 national budget, bringing their budget to $148.8million. This will cater for an increase in salaries and wages
30 Jun 2017 10:11
Pay Rise For Police Officers
Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho while inspecting Police recruit passing-out parade in Nasova on June 28, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Fiji Police Force has received an increase of $17million in the 2017–2018 national budget, bringing their budget to $148.8million.

This will cater for an increase in salaries and wages to carry out the Force’s job evaluation exercise.

New initiatives:

$1.6million to fund Police operations during the conduct of the 2018 General Elections;

$150,000 is allocated to the Crime Investigation Division to strengthen internal investigations of any alleged crimes;

$1million for the completion of design scoping and the tender processes to start construction on a new Nadi Police Station;

$600,000 for the upgrading of the K9 Unit Section facilities in Suva;

$523,100 for the retrofitting of the Police vessel, MV Veiqaravi;

$180,000 to upgrade the Criminal Records Information System to further improve investigative capacity; and

$200,000 to set up an automated licence plate recognition system and install CCTV cameras in public areas in major urban centres.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj



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