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Western Police officers undergo database training

Fiji Police Traffic Officers in the Western Division will now know how to obtain information on any vehicle they encounter on the road at any time and place. This is part of the Fiji Police Force series of database training organized by the Land Transport Authority in their combined efforts to ensure road safety for […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

June 29, 2016 9:09 am

Fiji Police Traffic Officers in the Western Division will now know how to obtain information on any vehicle they encounter on the road at any time and place.

Traffic Officer Rakiraki Sergeant Rakesh Goundar and Land Transport Authority IT Officer Ritesh Mani looks on as DTOW ASP Mitieli (middle) browse through the LTA database. (Fiji Police Force)
Traffic Officer Rakiraki Sergeant Rakesh Goundar and Land Transport Authority IT Officer Ritesh Mani looks on as DTOW ASP Mitieli (middle) browse through the LTA database. (Fiji Police Force)

This is part of the Fiji Police Force series of database training organized by the Land Transport Authority in their combined efforts to ensure road safety for everyone.

This training is a first of its kind after the LTA launched its online database last week where all vehicle information can be accessed by any of their officers from anywhere at any time.

This training will allow Police Officers to take immediate actions against drivers or vehicles operating illegally.

Western Divisional Traffic Officer Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mitieli Divuana said the outcome of this training will save time and resources for the Fiji Police Traffic Unit.

DIVUANA: “Going all the way to the LTA office to clarify information on any vehicle or driver will be a thing of a past thanks to the new co-operation and data sharing between the two organisations. This will save us a lot of time and resources and it will enable us to execute our roles more effectively.”

ASP Divuana said Police Traffic Officers can access vehicle information such as the model, the current and previous owners and also on the current owners’ previous offence.

In opening a similar course in the Central Division last week, Force Inspector General Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Isikeli Vuniwaqa said strengthening the partnership between the Fiji Police and LTA was even more vital as more accidents and deaths continue to be recorded on our roads.

ACP Vuniwaqa said officers from the Information Technology (IT) team from the Fiji Police Force Headquarters in Suva are also on hand to guide their comrades to better understand the basics of accessing the LTA database.

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