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Police bid to be on par with technology

The Fiji Police is currently working with the Pacific Community to develop and strengthen its Geographical In­formation System (GIS) and Re­mote Sensing data-statistics ca­pabilities. In light of this initiative, four
05 Dec 2017 11:00
Police bid to be on par with technology

The Fiji Police is currently working with the Pacific Community to develop and strengthen its Geographical In­formation System (GIS) and Re­mote Sensing data-statistics ca­pabilities.

In light of this initiative, four Po­lice officers from the Police Stra­tegic Planning, Policy, Research and Development unit recently attended the week-long Pacific Is­lands Geographical Information System (GIS)/ Remote Sensing (RS) Conference 2017.

The conference which was held at the Japan ICT Theatre at the Uni­versity of the South Pacific has encouraged the Force to further strengthen its plans to improving the Fiji Police through innovation by embracing technology.

Police Deputy Director of Strate­gic Planning, Superintendent Ma­hendra Shyam said the conference benefitted the organisation as they were introduced to a diverse range of issues and developments in the geoscience-geospatial in­dustry.

“The network amongst these industry experts and practition­ers is very encouraging. The free sharing of information and lead­ing-edge developments in appli­cations and capabilities, experi­ences from the field, particularly the insights to the challenges and solutions is highly applauded,” SP Shyam said.

“The geospatial and technical ex­pertise associated with the indus­try is extremely evolving and law enforcement agencies like the Fiji Police stand to gain tremendously from these developments.”

The Commissioner of Police, Brigadier -General Sitiveni Qiliho adopted ‘Improving Fiji Police through Innovation in Embrac­ing Technology’ as the corporate theme of the Fiji Police Force for the year 2017/2018.

With the theme, Brigadier-Gen­eral Qiliho has placed a focus on ‘e-centric policing’, cyber-crime investigations, camera and CCTV based policing and strengthening of geospatial-data and statistics based support and other technol­ogy based policies.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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