Fiji Time: 5:20 AM on Thursday 28 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Police assault on record

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, April 17, 2014

POLICE in the Northern Division recorded 18 complaints against officers and four against service to customers in the first three months of 2014, says Acting Commissioner of Police Ravi Narayan.

While attending the Northern Division first quarter parade in Labasa this week, Mr Narayan said internal affairs within the police force revealed issues relating to causes of unprofessionalism.

He highlighted cases where officers were found to be lying to complainants and the failure to bring in suspects for questioning.

"Some of these issues observed include officers neglecting to write down reports while they are being lodged by complainants," he said.

"Officers assure the complainant their reports are being recorded but in reality it is not.

"Do not lie. It is your duty and something you swore an oath to do.

"Failing to follow up on a report once it is being lodged, officers assure the complainant that they will attend to the report but fail to do so."

Mr Narayan said inaction by officers to follow up on reports was also prevalent.

"Most complaints against service are on this issue of no feedback.

"You have been reminded many times to always inform the complainants on the progress of their reports."

The acting commissioner also targeted officers holding higher ranks and those cited for assault.

"There still seems to be a lack of knowledge and ignorance among supervising officers, especially in the interpretation of the laws and regulations and this has affected the unclear discharge of instructions to officers on the ground.

"Assault is an issue that has been tainting the image of the force in the first quarter and I want members of the force to treat suspects and people in their custody professionally," said Mr Narayan.








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 0.64280.6238
JPY 51.642848.6428
GBP 0.36980.3618
EUR 0.44320.4312
NZD 0.69720.6642
AUD 0.65220.6272
USD 0.48920.4722

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Probe as student jumps off building
  2. Mum rises above limits
  3. 7s team settles well in Chile
  4. Tuisova sets rugby target
  5. Tears of joy for Daveuwa
  6. Mission Rio 2016
  7. Sugar Bills
  8. Harvest contract plea
  9. Student injury prompts call for counsellors
  10. Bolalevu: Hydro station work ongoing

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  2. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  3. Tourist fined $400 for apples Tuesday (26 Jul)
  4. Fitter and faster Tuesday (26 Jul)
  5. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  6. 7s special Thursday (21 Jul)
  7. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  8. Student jumps from school building Tuesday (26 Jul)
  9. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)
  10. Alleged rape victim out of hospital Monday (25 Jul)