IN its bid to strengthen its organisation, the Fiji Police Force held a two-day workshop at its academy yesterday to help strengthen the marriages of its employees.
Police chaplain Reverend Mesulame Senimoli said the workshop theme — enhance family values for growth and development — was specifically targeted at their married officers.
"When they strengthen their relationship together as a couple and as a family, they in turn strengthen the organisation," Mr Senimoli said. He said they had noticed a lot of trouble in the force from married couples.
"Through our counselling sessions with numerous couples we've noticed that a lot of trouble is faced in the husband and wife union. We had to address this because it was affecting the force.
"The growth of the Fiji Police Force depends on the individuals and their families." He said problems he had come across from his counselling sessions were a breakdown in communication of couples, domestic violence and extramarital affairs.
"We found that most of these couples belittled their family values. Issues like misunderstanding and poor financial management. We even have couples who both are employed in the force that take their rank back with them to their homes and use that to control their families."
The workshop ended yesterday and was facilitated by Pita and Mereseini Nacuva, of the Family One Ministry of the Campus Crusade for Christ as well as Kesaia Naivalurua, the wife of the Police Commissioner.