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Top Bureau Officer Gets Second Term With Interpol

A top officer with the Fiji Po­lice Force Intelligence Bu­reau has secured a three-year secondment term with the International Criminal Police Or­ganisation (INTERPOL). Robert Turaga is the senior re­search officer
03 Jun 2018 11:19
Top Bureau Officer Gets Second Term With Interpol
Director Intelligence Bureau SSP Bitukula Waqanui, Robert Turaga and Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho after the itatau. Photo: Police Media Cell

A top officer with the Fiji Po­lice Force Intelligence Bu­reau has secured a three-year secondment term with the International Criminal Police Or­ganisation (INTERPOL).

Robert Turaga is the senior re­search officer at the bureau.

Mr Turaga, from Noco in Rewa, held the post for the past seven years and becomes the second member of the Force to be seconded to INTER­POL.

The first from the Force was Assis­tant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sosefo Savea, Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed. ASP Savea held the post for a four-year period.

INTERPOL is an international organisation that facilitates inter­national Police co-operation, which functions as a network of criminal law enforcement agencies from more than 100 of its member countries.

Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho, in farewel­ling Mr Turaga, said he welcomed any training opportunity for mem­bers of the Force.

“It will open up their minds to a world of new possibilities,” Com­missioner Qiliho said.

“Policing is a profession where you can’t afford to have tunnel vision and work in isolation from the rest of the world, so when we get the op­portunity to work with one of the world’s biggest Police-affiliated in­stitutions, we couldn’t pass up this chance to send one of our own.”

Mr Turaga acknowledged the Com­missioner’s support in his effort to progress his career in the Force. He pledged to use the three-year term with INTERPOL to gain as much knowledge as possible.

“I am extremely grateful to have the backing of the Commissioner of Police after I showed interest in this opportunity that presented itself,” Mr Turaga said.

“With the exposure I’ll have in working in an internationally recog­nised organisation such as INTER­POL, I am sure to expand my knowl­edge on information security that will benefit my current work as the senior research officer and the over­all outputs of the Fiji Police Force.”

Mr Turaga left the country ear­lier this week. He will be based at INTERPOL headquarters in Lyon, France.

Source: Fiji Police Force

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