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Hang Your Chief Titles At The Gate: Tudravu To Police Candidates

The Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu has told Police Officer candidates to hang their chiefly status on the gate before entering the Police Academy. ACP Tudravu was speaking to
21 Jun 2018 12:07
Hang Your Chief Titles At The Gate: Tudravu To Police Candidates
The Police recruits including officers from Nauru and Tuvalu on June 20, 2018 at the Fiji Police Academy at Nasova, Nasese. The recruits will participate in a six-month course with the force. Photo: Ashna Kumar

The Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu has told Police Officer candidates to hang their chiefly status on the gate before entering the Police Academy.

ACP Tudravu was speaking to 95 hopeful candidates at the start of their six-month training at the Fiji Police Academy in Nasova, Nasese yesterday.

“Once a candidate enters the gate of the academy, his/her chiefly status, your Ratu, your Adi, Bulou or whatever you are called is hanging over the gate”, he said.

He told candidates that full service should be rendered to the members of the community adding that they should not miss this ‘golden opportunity’ because they had been provided with the opportunity to further their policing career.

“Recruits, let me warn you now—I will not hesitate to recommend a removal if he/she is found to be defying the commissioner’s authority,” ACP Tudravu said.

He stressed that he has had to deal with disciplinary cases on a daily basis.

Commissioner Tudravu emphasised on the significance of maintaining discipline because it forms the general character and conduct of a Police Officer.

It also determines how a person moves forward in his/her career as well. Being cautious on social media was also highlighted to the new candidates as this puts the entire Fiji Police force under scrutiny.

“Don’t test the system,” he said.

The six-month training will involve a holistic development focusing on the theoretical and the practical side of the Fiji Police Forces Operations.

An ongoing two-and-half years of field training will be conducted before a candidate is officially inducted as a Police Officer.

“Remember, no one is indispensable in the system—everyone can be replaced,” he said.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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