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30 police officers to undergo database training with LTA

Thirty police officers will undergo a two-day database training with the Land Transport Authority (LTA). LTA Chief Executive Officer Mr Naisa Tuinaceva said the main objective of the workshop is to train the officers on how to use the traffic database. TUINACEVA: “Due to the huge volume of demand of vehicles the only option was […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

June 21, 2016 10:52 am

Thirty police officers will undergo a two-day database training with the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

Land Transport Authority Chief Executive Officer Naisa Tuinaceva (Luke Nacei/Newswire).
Land Transport Authority Chief Executive Officer Naisa Tuinaceva (Luke Nacei/Newswire).

LTA Chief Executive Officer Mr Naisa Tuinaceva said the main objective of the workshop is to train the officers on how to use the traffic database.

TUINACEVA: “Due to the huge volume of demand of vehicles the only option was to train the Police officers. I am saying that for you to see the need for us to work together to get this system up and ready so we can continue to make our roads safe, you will learn from your trainers this morning the reason why you are doing this and how this will improve the work of prosecution and enforcement on our roads, because if we cannot do that we are not able to achieve our goals of making our roads safe.”

Police officers at the Opening of the Database training at the LTA office in Laucala's Sports City today. (Luke Nacei/Newswire)
Police officers at the Opening of the Database training at the LTA office in Laucala’s Sports City today. (Luke Nacei/Newswire)

Mr Tuinaceva said the database equipment cost the government around $4 million.

TUINACEVA: “When we brought this computers in it cost government around $4 million dollars to get this over. The whole idea was to elevate and try to improve the way we work. The system that was there before has reached its age and time, it just needed a replacement.”

Assistant Commissioner for Police Isikeli Vuniwaqa said with the new partnership the force will be able to give a quicker feedback on results of cases to members of the community.

VUNIWAQA: “In the past Fiji has been and always been trying to protect our own turf in the way we operate but the environment that we work in now is quiet vulnerable to all sorts of inclusion, to bring the best way forward us that we have come delighted today is to share data and information where we can enforce better and serve the people better.”

ACP Vuniwaqa reminded the police officers that the tools are not cheap and are not toys and are to be used with diligence and not to be abused.

VUNIWAQA: “The computers that is in front of you, work on it with the functions that it is supposed to be played on and do not play outside those functions. The information that is inside those computers are too wide, we are vulnerable to abuse, please look after them. They are not cheap to maintain.”

ACP Vuniwaqa thanked the LTA for the partnership.

VUNIWAQA: “The CEO of LTA and his team thank you for the unique partnership that we have. The LTA and Police have a unique partnership, this one that is working very well in Fiji and I must congratulate the CEO LTA, Director Traffic and the Police Command for maintaining that good relationship, good partnership that can take us a long way.”

ACP Vuniwaqa said with the new technology the Police will be able to elevate the way they work and conduct enforcement on the roads in proactive operations with the use of the technological tools.

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