Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 3:44 PM on Friday 19 September

/ Front page / News

Police try out new device

Ana Madigibuli
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

POLICE Commissioner Brigadier General Iowane Naivalurua has again highlighted that many officers in the force are becoming a liability because of their fitness and well-being.

Brig-Gen Naivalurua said this while he was explaining about the new pedometer device that the police force was trying out this month in its bid to get the men and women in the force fighting fit.

He said the device automatically counted each step a person took in a day and each officer had to reach a target of 10,000 steps in a day.

"The device basically keeps us fit as we try to reach our target," Brig-Gen Naivalurua said.

"I have a pedometer device myself, so do all senior officers in the force and it is for all officers in the force.

"Wellness is important especially in our line of duty and we hope to make every liability in the force an asset."

He said they hoped to also introduce the device to families of the officers as it would encourage fitness for all and extend its usage in the country.

"The introduction of the device was through the World Health Organization and we are in partnership with them," he said.

"It is the first for the force and it is a good initiative."

Police Spokesperson Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said they hoped the device would be launched sooner so the general public could count their steps in a day and stay fit.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Parties reject result
  2. No stop
  3. Elections supervisor to announce final results
  4. Political parties await response to complaint
  5. Election office begins to receive final results
  6. More count results expected today
  7. Complaints not valid: A-G
  8. Police special response unit on watch
  9. Jubilant candidate thankful
  10. Party fans in jovial mood

Top Stories this Week

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent Thursday (18 Sep)
  2. Searching for answers Monday (15 Sep)
  3. Girl, 12, murdered Monday (15 Sep)
  4. Leader of the pack Thursday (18 Sep)
  5. Shocked and disgusted Monday (15 Sep)
  6. FijiFirst leads Thursday (18 Sep)
  7. Parties reject result Friday (19 Sep)
  8. No $20m ransom Tuesday (16 Sep)
  9. No stop Friday (19 Sep)
  10. Provisonal results from the Fiji Elections Office Thursday (18 Sep)