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132 to undergo basic recruits training

A total of one hundred and thirty-two police recruits will for the next six months undergo basic recruits training. The Deputy Commissioner of Police Isikeli Ligairi while opening the 2016 Basic Recruits Course at the Fiji Police Academy in Nasova this morning challenged the officers to be agents of change. LIGAIRI: “Consider yourself as the […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

June 20, 2016 6:18 pm

A total of one hundred and thirty-two police recruits will for the next six months undergo basic recruits training.

Miss Fiji Zaira Begg during the opening of the 2016 Basic Recruits Course this morning at the Fiji Police Academy. (Fiji Police Force)
Miss Fiji Zaira Begg during the opening of the 2016 Basic Recruits Course this morning at the Fiji Police Academy. (Fiji Police Force)

The Deputy Commissioner of Police Isikeli Ligairi while opening the 2016 Basic Recruits Course at the Fiji Police Academy in Nasova this morning challenged the officers to be agents of change.

LIGAIRI: “Consider yourself as the new generation of police officers who will take this organisation forward from now and into the future. Absorb and grasp what you will be taught and set your goals from day one to achieve excellent results to the best of your knowledge and ability.”

DCP Ligairi told the officers that the policing career is a challenging one.

LIGAIRI: “The six months Basic Recruit training which you will participate in should prepare you well to face those challenges and most importantly walk through them with vigor and confidence.”

DCP Ligairi said the onus was on the recruits to be up to par with modern policing.

LIGAIRI: “The global security environment is evolving at a very fast pace. There is an increase in new crime trends like cyber crime, transnational crime, human and drug smuggling and terrorism to name a few. Your training in the next six months will provide you the basic insight into these new crime trends.”

Meanwhile for one recruit, getting another avenue to serve the people of Fiji was a motivation for joining the Fiji Police Force.

Miss Fiji Zaira Begg is one of the 132 recruits and for the Ba native, she is also hoping to honor her late grandfather.

BEGG: “As Miss Fiji I would like to continue to serve my country and community and this is also a way for me to honor my late grandfather who was a former police officer. One of my strengths is adapting to the environment quickly and it has been a drastic change coming from a pageant and entertainment industry but I find it to be a great challenge and the last time I had my hair cut this short was in primary school when my father cut it, but it’s the sacrifice we make to be part of the Fiji Police Force.”

Areas to be covered during the six-month course include Professional Development, Police Operational Policing, Acts, Decree, and Emerging Legislations.

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