Police

Qiliho: No more ‘lack of transportation’ excuses

The Commissioner of Police, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho today issued a firm warning to his senior officers, saying that those police drivers found guilty of negligence would be disciplined. Commissioner Qiliho was speaking at the handover of another ten new vehicles at the Police Headquarters this morning. The Commissioner of Police, while acknowledging Government’s continuous support, […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

July 27, 2016 12:22 pm

The Commissioner of Police, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho today issued a firm warning to his senior officers, saying that those police drivers found guilty of negligence would be disciplined.

The Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho and Director Traffic Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mahesh Mishra at today's handover of vehicle to Senior Police officers at the Police Head Quarters. (Fiji Police Force)
The Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho and Director Traffic Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mahesh Mishra at today’s handover of a vehicle, to Senior Police officers at the Police Head Quarters. (Fiji Police Force)

Commissioner Qiliho was speaking at the handover of another ten new vehicles at the Police Headquarters this morning.

The Commissioner of Police, while acknowledging Government’s continuous support, said the onus was now on his officers to ensure the vehicles were not misused or abused.

QILIHO:”DPC and Directors receiving the vehicles today, I don’t want to get any more complaints about our services linked to the lack of transportation.”

“We need to be mindful of the fact that people are watching our every move and they expect our service delivery to be on par with the number of vehicles we’ve been receiving.”

The new leased vehicles that have been distributed to the Western, Southern, Eastern and to the specialized units.(Fiji Police Force)
The new leased vehicles that have been distributed to the Western, Southern, Eastern and the specialised units.(Fiji Police Force)

Brigadier General Qiliho said he had made his stand on police accidents very clear, and he didn’t expect to be receiving any more reports.

QILIHO:”You’ve seen how photos of our vehicles involved in accidents go viral on social media and that is a reflection of the high standards we are held accountable to by members of the public.”

“That same standard is how you should enforce the use of the vehicles under your command, so I expect its care and use to be closely monitored by you, so we avoid being the subject of negative reporting.”

The vehicles will be distributed to the West, South, East and specialised units.

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