THE people of Fiji deserve better services from the police, particularly with investigations.
This was the opinion of deputy commissioner of police Ravi Narayan during the opening of a five-week course on the newly reviewed Investigators Course at Nasova yesterday.
Mr Narayan challenged more than 40 investigators from around the divisions to be more effective in their work.
"Being the year of "plugging the gaps" I feel we are not hitting the mark when it comes to how we conduct our investigations and the Commissioner of Police believes training and education is the core of sustainable solutions to the world's greatest challenges and we are not an exception," he said.
"Majority of the complaints we receive are complaints against service, complaints against police conduct, conduct of unprofessional investigation, cases being acquitted, cases being discharged and cases being withdrawn.
"When you critically analyse the complaints it originates from our line of investigations and the people of Fiji deserve better so we need to elevate our services in particular with investigations."
He said the work of an investigator had become more challenging, saying they played an important role which would be reflected and voiced by their customers, the people of Fiji.
The investigators will learn a variety of discipline in criminal investigation, principles of investigation, investigative procedures, criminal law and procedures, the law of evidence in investigation, crime scene investigation, organised crime investigation, sexual crime investigation, an element in the management of serious crime and the principles of forensic investigations during the workshop.