POLICE traffic officers were yesterday told to be honest in their work as there have often been allegations levelled against them.
Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Ioane Naivalura made the call last night while closing the breathalyser conference.
Following the two-day conference at Nasova in Suva yesterday, the Fiji Police Force is now looking at acquiring some of the latest technology in breathalyser testing equipment that was showcased and phasing out the current issues.
"This is because it has the capabilities to detect not only alcohol levels but drugs," said Brig-Gen Naivalurua.
Close to 50 traffic officers from around the country were told of the need to implement what was taught over the two days to good use and ensure the force is able to see its return on investments.
"Be honest in your work and the onus is for you to make changes and begin a new chapter for traffic officers as trusted and reliable to keep our roads safe," Brig-Gen Naivalurua said.
"When we talk about keeping our roads safe, we admit that we have limited capabilities.
"We can have all the wonderful capabilities, vehicles and gadgets, however if we are not right in our hearts and our minds we are not set and we cannot achieve our goals.
"The focus on the next few days should be getting the driver to be filled with knowledge and understanding what government wants.
"These gadgets and machines do not talk. You and I have the ability to make a difference and take what we learn here and put it to good use for the sake of the people of Fiji," said Brig-Gen Naivalurua.