Fiji Time: 5:26 PM on Wednesday 29 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Officers told to change attitude

Shayal Devi
Monday, April 14, 2014

EVEN though the police in the Western Division have managed to reduce the crime rate by 24 per cent in the first quarter this year over the final quarter of last year, there are still issues of concern to Acting Police Commissioner Ravi Narayan.

Mr Narayan told the first quarter parade at the Natabua High School ground last week that attitude was a major issue in the West.

"Officers with the wrong attitude towards work are a concern," he said.

"Members of the community have often complained about attitude in police stations and community posts.

"They say the officers have no empathy towards them when they come to seek the assistance of police."

Mr Narayan also said there was a lack of knowledge and ignorance among supervising officers.

"This is especially in the interpretation of the laws and regulations. This has affected the unclear discharge of instructions to officers on the ground.

"Assault is one issue that has been tainting the image of the police force in the first quarter.

"I want members to treat suspects and people in their custody professionally."

He also reminded the police officers to familiarise themselves with the Electoral Decree in preparation for the upcoming election.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63220.6132
JPY 50.597447.5974
GBP 0.36260.3546
EUR 0.43850.4265
NZD 0.69540.6624
AUD 0.66050.6355
USD 0.48740.4704

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Home on a mission
  2. Monster fish halts traffic
  3. Nowhere to turn to
  4. Big dough for Radradra
  5. Parliament instability
  6. Rabuka has first meeting with executives
  7. Crusaders arrive for Super Rugby match
  8. Kane feels at home after Fijian reception
  9. 'Fiji's vaccine coverage higher than most countries'
  10. Fight against cyber crime

Top Stories this Week

  1. Hayne works on 'God's call' Friday (24 Jun)
  2. Early morning catch wows crowd at Labasa fish market Tuesday (28 Jun)
  3. Police confirm discovery at Natadola beach Friday (24 Jun)
  4. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)
  5. Rabuka in Saturday (25 Jun)
  6. Body parts Tuesday (28 Jun)
  7. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple Monday (27 Jun)
  8. 2016-2017 Budget: The major drivers of economic growth Thursday (23 Jun)
  9. Police probe body parts find Saturday (25 Jun)
  10. Strive for gold Friday (24 Jun)