POLICE officers in the Western Division were warned that the force would not tolerate any officer who could not meet the fitness requirement.
Divisional Police Commissioner Western Jope Ralulu said that the officers' fitness was very important.
About 392 police officers from the Western Divison were on parade at the Churchill Park in Lautoka on Saturday morning.
"To become police officers, you need to be fit. Not just mentally and spiritually but physically," DPC Ralulu said.
He said that their physical fitness would determine how well they could perform their task.
"I won't take it lighter if you don't reach the standard required," DPC Ralulu said.
The officers were urged to take criticism to build up their performance in the force.
"Take whatever criticism positively, have a positive mind, have positive mental attitude because with that and a positive spirit, God will be with us."
DPC Ralulu said their road to success was always difficult as they had experienced in the past — challenges came with it.
"It's up to you and I to prove to the government and the country that we have the quality to serve the community to the best we can to make this division a safe and stable division.
"We do encounter critics on our way to success but remember that our role as a police officer will always demand for the people's view."
He reminded officers that they needed to lift their performance to the standards required to achieve their target.
"We need to take action. Action without words is useless. We need to put all our words into action."