Qiliho urges officers not to dwell in the past
There are a lot of opportunities available which require hard work, full commitment, and persistence. This was emphasized by the Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho during his address at the Western Division 2nd Quarter Parade at the Prince Charles Park in Nadi today. QILIHO: “The second quarter has come and gone and while the results have been mixed, […]
July 15, 2016 1:57 pm
There are a lot of opportunities available which require hard work, full commitment, and persistence.
This was emphasized by the Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho during his address at the Western Division 2nd Quarter Parade at the Prince Charles Park in Nadi today.
QILIHO: “The second quarter has come and gone and while the results have been mixed, I don’t want us to dwell too much on the past. There are lessons to be learnt and areas we can fix so that we see a change in the third quarter, however at the end of the day, if you are giving your very best then that is all that I can ask for.”
QILIHO: “While some of these things occurring will be out of our control this does not mean we should let our guard down and you will need to be extra vigilant. From the criminal landscape you know a shift has been noted and criminal elements are moving to your division.”
Brigadier-General Qiliho said the spotlight had been significantly focused on the western division after the recent Tropical Cyclone Winston, operation Cavuraka and major cases of interest that are currently the subject of investigations.
QILIHO: “As an organisation we are constantly being scrutinized because the uniform we wear comes with a lot of responsibilities. The way society is today, information spreads like wildfire and before we know it we are trying to do damage control for some things that our officers’ get caught up in.”
QILIHO: “This week we were again the subject of some negativity and I have given my assurances to members of the public that we will be investigating the claims made against us as I do not condone any abuse of our powers. What I want to stress today, is the negativity that we are drawn into can be avoided if we are always mindful and are aware of all that encompasses your work as a police officer. “
He also stressed that honesty while conducting operations was pivotal when serving the general public in order to avoid the repercussions posed by dishonest practices.
QILIHO: “The domino effect of our failure to follow the law and proper processes and procedures are tenfold, and recovering from negative issues takes time which is why I urge you to try and avoid being caught in a situation that can taint your hard work and that of the organisation. Complaints will come and that is part of our work. We just need to be smarter about how we work.”
QILIHO: “Don’t let what’s happening around you distract or dishearten you.Remember when you took an oath to serve, the oath made no mention of working only from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Your oath clearly stated that you will faithfully serve and that is what I expect from every one of my officers. And this is also what members of the public expect. “
Meanwhile, Brigadier-General Qiliho also commended the efforts of medal recipients.
QILIHO: “Wear that medal proudly and share your achievement with your families, because rightfully without their support, you wouldn’t be able to perform as well as you have all these years. The support of our families should never be underestimated and we must always ensure they know how much we appreciate them. “
QILIHO: “Let’s continue with this momentum and maintain a high standard of professionalism for which we are bench marked against.”
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