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544 join list of 800 for 100 police jobs

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

ANOTHER 544 individuals from the Western Division will undergo fitness tests and interviews for the Fiji Police Force's 100 new recruit posts.

Police Academy head of school operations Assistant Superintendent Harry Pene said the applicants would be tested for four days and the fittest would be selected.

The applicants will join a group of 800 interviewed in Suva last week.

ASP Pene said the selection criteria had been set out and those who meet the requirements would be shortlisted for the new posts.

"Only 100 new officers will be needed for the Fiji group and we will select the best," he said. "Of the total applicants, 70 will be selected as new recruits and 30 for cadet training.

"The test will include physical fitness test, examination and face-to-face interviews which will continue for a period of four days.

"We have a good mix of applicants in sex and age categories."

ASP Pene said he was expecting more applicants from the west.

"I was hoping to have more than 1000 applicants for the interview. However, we are happy with what we got and we will select the best from these 554 applicants."

ASP Pene said the recruitment process would move to Labasa next week before the final list is selected for camp next month.

The the last police recruitment drive was conducted in 2010.