ABOUT 100 aspiring police officers showed up at Labasa College yesterday to be part of the Fiji Police Force's basic recruitment drive.
Recruitment drive team's officer-in-charge ASP Aporosa Lutunauga said interested personnel from all over Vanua Levu availed themselves with the hope of getting a place in the force.
"We registered more than 100 applicants and the criteria is Form Seven pass and above, and below the age of 28," ASP Lutunauga said.
"The drive is now different as we make sure that we recruit qualified people who have the heart to assist the force in a more effective way.
"We first registered them before giving them the police aptitude test where their skills of observations, power of reasoning and writing were tested.
"Those who scored 65 marks and above will proceed to the agility test where their level of fitness were also tested.
"Those who pass both the tests will go through personal interviews today (Wednesday)."
ASP Lutunauga said they were aiming to recruit 150 officers from around the country.
"We have already conducted our drive in the South, Central and Western divisions and the North is the last one.
"The final analysis of recruits will be done in Suva and those picked are likely to march in early next year.
"We are setting a benchmark for the purpose of lifting the work of the force to another new level."