THE Fiji Police Force continues to learn from their international counterparts on various ways in which they could serve the community better.
Singapore's Ambassador to Fiji Verghese Mathews yesterday paid a courtesy visit to the Fiji Police Force headquarters.
This was after Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua and senior police officers visited Singapore earlier this year on a comparative study tour of the Singapore Police Force.
"As part of our benchmarking exercises to align the Fiji Police Force with top police jurisdictions, the Singapore Police Force was chosen because it had the bold approach to declare it a force for the nation, forward looking, had a futuristic high level of operational readiness and low level of bureaucracy amongst other issues," Assistant Commissioner of Police Unaisi Vuniwaqa said.
Mr Mathews, while addressing police officers present at the briefing, said the Singapore Police Force's operations were similar to what the Fiji Police Force was doing, meaning that both forces continued to strive to see growth within their departments.
"As a country we suddenly found ourselves independent and one of the earliest lessons learnt was one of survival and we did this by learning from other countries and seeing how their ways would benefit us," he said.