Fiji Time: 6:50 PM on Tuesday 28 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

83 officers sent home

Nanise Loanakadavu
Saturday, February 02, 2013

EIGHTY-three police officers who were deemed unfit and acted unscrupulously were sent home last year.

The number increased by 29 from 2011.

Police Commissioner Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua made the revelation at the fourth quarter parade at Nasova on Thursday.

He said it was tough to be a police officer because the police lived by rules, guidelines and values.

"If any officer cannot meet these values and rules, they are not fit to be police officers," Brig-Gen Naivalurua said.

In 2011, he said a total of 54 officers were told to leave the force.

"I did not kick them out — they simply took them out themselves," he said. "They forced the commissioner's hand to send them home because their actions and behaviour were unbecoming of police officers."

Brig-Gen Naivalurua said because the organisation was always exposed to temptations by those who break the law, police officers need to ensure their role is to uphold it.

"We see that as our biggest challenge, to withstand those temptations and behave like police officers.

"I am sure any police officer in this world faces similar challenges and problems but we are committed as senior officers that we clamp down hard on such unacceptable behaviour.

"We are not able to watch over our officers individually but when one is caught we take him or her to task."





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. Fijians' test of faith
  2. Fiji Airways logo designer dies at her home
  3. Expensive destination
  4. 'No' to review
  5. Forum will miss Fiji
  6. Players fight for spot
  7. Fijians can still be part of proposals
  8. Police probe complaint
  9. Police warning for vigilantes
  10. Assault cases on the rise

Top Stories this Week

  1. Wrong body for burial Thursday (23 Apr)
  2. Hunt for terrorist Thursday (23 Apr)
  3. Children watch senseless beating Monday (27 Apr)
  4. Fatal night out Monday (27 Apr)
  5. Man found unconscious, pronounced dead Sunday (26 Apr)
  6. PM's office receives 1000 complaints Thursday (23 Apr)
  7. Rights over freehold land Wednesday (22 Apr)
  8. Principals fret over school meet Friday (24 Apr)
  9. Foreigners pick Fiji to tie the knot Thursday (23 Apr)
  10. Ba blacked out Wednesday (22 Apr)