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Chinese Attaches Boost Police Work

Two Chinese Police consultants from the People’s Republic of China with expertise in criminal investigations and international co-operation are on attachment with the Fiji Police Force. Superintendent Shen Tao and
27 Jul 2017 11:20
Chinese Attaches Boost Police Work
Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho (right), with the two Chinese Police consultants, Superintendent Shen Tao and Inspector Zhi Cun Zhang at the Fiji Police Headquarters on July 26, 2017. Photo: Police Media Cell

Two Chinese Police consultants from the People’s Republic of China with expertise in criminal investigations and international co-operation are on attachment with the Fiji Police Force.

Superintendent Shen Tao and Inspector Zhi Cun Zhang are from the Sichuan Province’s Public Security Department.

Superintendent Shen attached at the International Co-operation Department while Inspector Zhi is with the Criminal Investigation’s Department.

The six-month attachment is an outcome of a co-operation agreement formalised in April 2011 between Fiji and the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Public Security.

The two paid a courtesy visit to the Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho at the Fiji Police Headquarters yesterday.

Brigadier-General Qiliho said: “Fiji continues to benefit from this co-operation because we have a lot of visitors from China who are current and potential investors and there is a need for us to have a better understanding of their needs and this is an area we will need your help with.

“With the obvious language barrier we also hope to have you assist us in our community outreach programmes with the Chinese business community.”

Since the signing of the co-operation in 2011 the Fiji Police Force has benefitted greatly, the Commissioner said.

“The People’s Republic of China is one of the Fiji Police Force’s biggest donors and this is not only in terms of resources but training as we have also had the opportunity to send officers for training in specialised fields such as cyber-crime and financial crimes”.

Superintendent Shen said: “Having a background in International Co-operation I am eager to learn more about how the Fiji Police Force works with other policing jurisdictions and IP Zhang is ready to assist in investigations especially in relation to the Chinese community if any.”

The two Police consultants are the fifth batch of officers from the Ministry of Public Security to be seconded to the Fiji Police Force.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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