COMMISSIONER of Police Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua has reiterated to his officers that the Fiji Police Force has no place for unscrupulous officers.
His comment follows the charging of an officer at the Labasa Police Station yesterday for damaging property.
Brig-Gen Naivalurua said during an interview with The Fiji Times that police officers were expected to abide by the laws they enforced.
"If police officers are not able to keep the laws, nor understand the difference between what is wrong and right and look after themselves, then how can the public look up to them," Brig-Gen Naivalurua said.
"We have no place in the force for such officers.
"The changing times and situation in the country demand good, honest and trusted officers whom people can feel safe and secure with."
Brig-Gen Naivalurua had earlier said that in order to do better, the police force needed to make changes and fix its internal structures.
He urged his men to have the right attitude and passion to serve the public.
The officer is still on duty despite being charged with one count of damaging property. It is alleged he had a disagreement with his fiancee and damaged the louvre blade of her house around 8pm on Sunday night.
He will appear in court in two weeks.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the officer was also bailed by police after being charged.
"The offences that he was charged with including damaging property and criminal trespass are not serious offences and police have powers to bail the accused," she said.