MORE than 300 hopefuls turned up in the Northern Division Fiji Police Force recruitment drive at Holy Family Secondary School in Labasa.
The young prospects underwent an hour-long exam and personal interviews from senior police officers during the recruitment drive.
Heading the drive Assistant Superintendent of Police Aporosa Lutunauga said the drive was second phase of the recruitment drive by the Fiji Police Force.
"We are looking to bring in 155 new recruits during this drive," he said.
"The drive itself is the second part of our recruitment effort.
"The second part was raising awareness through the media about wanting new officers for the force.
"Today (yesterday) we are doing the processing which is when they respond to our awareness campaigns and they want to be part of the force.
"We verify their documents and ensure that they passed their Form Seven exams and other requirements that we have listed during the drive.
"Those that will pass the police aptitude test will move forward and go through the one on one interview.
"The response has been very good in the North because we have a total of 315 applicants that we are processing and its one of the biggest in Fiji."
He said the strict guidelines were necessary to ensure that the best were recruited.
"We expect quality and people who have the heart to serve the people of Fiji."
Hoping to get a place in Fiji Police Force is Sairusi Drauna.
He said choosing a career path in the force would allow him to lead a disciplined life and enforce the law of the country.