DIVISIONAL police commanders will be responsible for the endorsement of any financial transaction in their respective divisions as the 2013 budgetary allocations for the Fiji Police Force is expected to be decentralised from next year.
And workshops will soon be held throughout the country to educate relevant officials on how to control and manage the budget wisely for the whole of next year.
This was revealed by the force's chief administration officer, Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Penjueli, to a group of senior officers at the command, leadership and management workshop in Labasa yesterday.
ACP Penjueli said the force had embarked on such practices in the past before it was centralised where all the approvals and endorsements were made at the headquarters in Suva.
"Now, we are reverting to the old system and each division will be given its own budget from next year," he said.
"The divisional commanders will be the only ones making approval and endorsement and relevant senior officials at the headquarters will just have to monitor the usage of the budget in all the divisions."
He said the workshop was a training ground for officials before the Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Ioane Naivalurua could officially address them on the issue.
"This will mean accountability and transparency within the force and it will help improve the work of officers.
"We are trying to be efficient and effective with our service and now the plight of having to follow a long process for an approval will be solved."