FORMER police commissioner Romanu Tikotikoca attended a briefing by the Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Ioane Naivalurua and senior officers at the Fiji Police Force headquarters in Suva last Thursday.
Mr Tikotikoca, who is now Fiji's High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea (PNG), was accorded a quarter guard ceremony before he was briefed by Brig-Gen Naivalurua.
He was briefed on projects that were in the pipeline.
He was also briefed on how Fiji was gearing up its police officers in creating a safe and better police force for the nation by 2014 and beyond.
Mr Tikotikoca thanked the force and its officers for the progress made so far.
"I thank you for a very informative brief, and hearing the way things are being planned and current actions taken by the force, it seems that things are well taken care of," Mr Tikotikoca said.
Brig-Gen Naivalurua said the force still had a lot to learn.
And he said from discussing matters with Fiji's representative to PNG, it was another learning experience for police officers.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Unaisi Vuniwaqa stressed the importance of having a police force that was familiar with all aspects of work and not only those of law and order nature.
"As well as keeping up with the changes on the criminal front, the force also had to be up to par with other changes such as that on the technological front, which can be a real challenge for Fiji and other Pacific countries," ACP Vuniwaqa said.