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Empire building will not be entertained in the Police Force

The Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho has sternly advised members of the Fiji Police Force that empire building within the force will not be entertained. The Commissioner made this clear while speaking at the second Quarter parade that was held at the Special Response Unit Drill Square in Nasinu yesterday. QILIHO: “There’s even been the mention […]

Salote Qalubau

July 9, 2016 12:08 pm

The Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho has sternly advised members of the Fiji Police Force that empire building within the force will not be entertained.

Commissioner of Police Brig-Gen Sitiveni Qiliho speaking at the Second Quarter and Medal Parade at the Police Special Response Unit. (Fiji Police Force)
Commissioner of Police Brig-Gen Sitiveni Qiliho speaking at the Second Quarter and Medal Parade at the Police Special Response Unit. (Fiji Police Force)

The Commissioner made this clear while speaking at the second Quarter parade that was held at the Special Response Unit Drill Square in Nasinu yesterday.

QILIHO: “There’s even been the mention of empire building and the infamous who you know basis of how things get done within. This has in turn defeated the morale of even the most passionate of officers as they feel their hard work will never be recognizedLet me assure you that there is no place for empire building here. Let me remind you that under my leadership recognition will be given where and when it’s due. I believe in rewarding those who work hard and are committed to their calling to serving the people of Fiji.”

Members of the Fiji Police Force during the parade. (Fiji Police Force)
Members of the Fiji Police Force during the parade. (Fiji Police Force)

Brigadier-General Qiliho assured officers that their hard work had been recognized by the Fijian Government with  the 2017 budget allocating an additional $5.5 million, a salary increase of twenty percent for special constables and positive feedback for ‘Operation Cavuraka’.

QILIHO: “Complaints will come and that is part of our work. We just need to be smarter about how we deal with those we serve and it begins from how we respond to a call from a complainant. The response of no transport or no manpower should be struck from your vocabulary. We have to get back to basics, understand that your initial response to the complainant will set the foundation for your relationship with them.”

Meanwhile, Brigadier-General Qiliho also commended medal recipients for reaching another milestone in their working career.

Commissioner of Police Brig-Gen Sitiveni Qiliho during the Second Quarter and Medal Parade at the Police Special Response Unit. (Fiji Police Force)
Commissioner of Police Brig-Gen Sitiveni Qiliho during the Second Quarter and Medal Parade at the Police Special Response Unit. (Fiji Police Force)

QILIHO: “Wear that medal proudly and share your achievement with your families, because without their support you wouldn’t have made it to today. Let’s continue with this momentum and not drop the standard to which we are held to and are accountable for. I wish you all the best and may the almighty God bless the Fiji Police Force.”

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