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Sailada Wants To Fight Crime, Enforce The Law

Sailada Wants To Fight Crime, Enforce The Law
From left: Mark Antonio, Anaiasa Koroi, Adi Mini, Kitione Sailada, Nainasa Buirokowaqa, Nemia Wauca and Rajensh Prasad at the recruitment drive for the Fiji Police Force at Nasova Police Barracks in Suva on April 30, 2018. Photo: Shirika Shalini
May 01
11:10 2018


Close to 200 people turned up at Police Academy in Suva

Ensuring the safety and secu­rity of Fijians is the ultimate aim for Kitione Sailada.

The young man from Maomi Vil­lage in Tailevu joined close to 200 people who turned up yesterday for the Fiji Police Force recruitment drive at the Fiji Police Academy in Nasova, Suva.

“I choose this profession because too many crimes are being commit­ted in our country, so I just want to be part of this force and help en­force the law,” the former Queen Victoria School student said.

“I am confident and will be happy if I am selected to join the Police re­cruitment programme.”

The 22-year-old is a former Fiji Corrections Service officer. He graduated from the Corrections Service last April but resigned in September.

Prior to joining the Corrections Service, Mr Sailada studied Hu­man Resources at the Fiji National University campus in Valelevu and later joined the Human Resources department at the Water Authority of Fiji. He still has a few more units left to complete his degree studies at the FNU.

He also said many people were turned away yesterday because they did not have all their paper­work in order.

“In the morning, I saw a lot of peo­ple sent back home for not having all the documents. Some of them have lost hope, but I encouraged them to come again and move on­ward,” he said.

Emily Tamani

Emily Tamani of Levuka, Ovalau was pleased she got through the re­cruitment stage yesterday.

The 19-year-old was inspired to join the force because her father and grandfather were Police offic­ers as well.

“I want to be just like my father and grandfather. Being a Police officer has always been my first choice,” the first year student at the University of the South Pacific said. She is currently pursuing her degree in environment manage­ment.

Divya Singh

Divya Singh of Naulu, Nakasi, said she had wanted to be a Police officer since she was a child.

“Since childhood the discipline and Police uniform made me want to choose this profession,” Ms Sin­gh said.

She is currently unemployed and is looking after her five-year-old child. She worked previously as a receptionist at Shop n Save and as a Human Resources assistant at Gosal Distributors.

She remains confident in making a difference for her family and hus­band, who is a bus driver.

The recruitment drive in Suva ended yesterday. Recruitment in the Northern and Western divi­sions has been completed.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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