THE Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua has directed all senior police officers to thoroughly understand the 2013 Constitution.
Brigadier General Naivalurua said police, as custodians of the law, had the major responsibility to know the Constitution thoroughly.
"Clear your mind and clear any misunderstandings that you might have and store as much information as you can," he told the officers.
He emphasised the need for officers to be well versed with the Constitution as expectations on their delivery of services would increase.
Speaking at a constitution awareness workshop facilitated by former High Court judge Nazhat Shameem, Brigadier General Naivalurua said regardless of the officers' personal views, Fijians were to be guided by the Constitution.
"We're not here to seek your views as this is now the supreme law and the law that will guide Fijians and everyone that calls Fiji home.
"We will now be more scrutinised by members of the public because their rights are enshrined in the Constitution.
"I intend to, in the next few months, test you on your understanding of the Constitution and if you're not used to reading then start now because this is a document that you should get used to reading."
He said his expectations of the officers had risen given their responsibility to the public.
"As you go back to your own unit you should have the ability to speak on the Constitution to your officers and enforce a standard that this is the document that the commissioner right to the very junior person should know.
"So I expect you to sit here with a good clean heart so that you will be able to store the right information and knowledge to guide you with your decision-making."
About 60 officers attended the workshop which concluded yesterday.