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Former Commissioner visits Police HQ

The former Commissioner of Police Mr John Orme paid a courtesy visit Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho at the Police Headquarters yesterday. It was an emotional visit for him and his wife Barbra when they visited the Head Quarters. Mr Orme served as the Commissioner of Police from 1978 to 1981 and since his departure for the […]

Luke Nacei

August 3, 2016 7:16 am

The former Commissioner of Police Mr John Orme paid a courtesy visit Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho at the Police Headquarters yesterday.

Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho welcome former commissioner Mr John Orme to Police Headquarters. (Fiji Police Force)
Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho welcome former commissioner Mr John Orme to Police Headquarters. (Fiji Police Force)

It was an emotional visit for him and his wife Barbra when they visited the Head Quarters.

Mr Orme served as the Commissioner of Police from 1978 to 1981 and since his departure for the United Kingdom in 1981, today was his first visit back to Fiji.

The couple called on the Commissioner of Police and senior officers before a visit to the Police Special Response Unit in 8 Miles Nasinu, where former Police officers were also on hand to welcome the couple.

In a statement, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho said it was an honour and privilege to host the former Commissioner of Police adding he was trying to encourage more interactions with former police officers.

QILIHO: “Sir, your visit is indeed timely as I personally believe an area we need to look into is working on having the continued relationship with our retired officers who can do so much to help us in our work.”

“I feel this is an area we need to make use of and rope in the services of former police officers, because with their wealth of experience and knowledge we are certain to learn a lot from them.”

Mr Orme was appointed Fiji’s Commissioner of Police in August 1979 a post he held until February 1981.

In his address to current and former serving officers at the PSRU, Mr Orme said he was proud of what he had been witnessing with the Fiji Police Force.

ORME: “I would like to thank your current Commissioner for making today’s visit possible and for extending the invitation to those former officers who served with me and it is indeed great to see them here today.”

“Here we are more than 30 years on, I never thought in my wildest dream that I would be accorded this sort of welcome and the impression that I’ve got is that the Fiji Police Force is in very good hands.”

The former Commissioner of Police and his wife were treated to some entertainment by the Fiji Police Band before they departed PSRU.

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