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Qiliho warns his officers against vehicle abuse

Abuse of Police vehicles will not be tolerated, says Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho. He has labelled accidents involving Police vehicles as “disgustingly shameful”. He said Police officers who were
18 Mar 2018 13:36
Qiliho warns his  officers against  vehicle abuse
Police officers from western division during Police Motor-cycle and vehicles handover by Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho on March 16, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Abuse of Police vehicles will not be tolerated, says Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho.

He has labelled accidents involving Police vehicles as “disgustingly shameful”. He said Police officers who were found guilty of breaking traffic laws and causing accidents would be dealt with.

“As the enforcers of traffic laws, we are the last ones to be caught breaking the road rules,” Commissioner Qiliho said.

He said if an accident resulted from a work-related incident, then he could accept that.

“It’s one of the many perils of work,” he said.

“However, if it resulted from an unauthorised run or speeding for no valid reason, then it becomes unacceptable.

“I will have no option other than to send the officer home as I have done in the past, and I will not hesitate to make the same decision again.”

He issued the warning after he handed over 33 vehicles and 30 motorbikes to the respective Divisional Police Commanders and Directors.

“DPCs and directors, today you will assume command of these vehicles and it is therefore imperative that you keep a close eye on the way they are going to be utilised.

“Utilise your divisional traffic officers and get them to closely monitor and conduct the necessary audits. Don’t wait for directives from command to get moving.”

Edited by Nemani Delaibatiki

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