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Commissioner ready to lead

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Saturday, May 17, 2014

FIJI'S new Commissioner of Police Bernadus Groenewald says he is ready to lead and work with his deputies to make the Fiji Police Force one of the best in the world.

The South African national was accorded a full traditional welcome ceremony by senior members of the force at the Nasova Police Academy in Nasese, Suva yesterday.

"It is an indeed a great honour for me and my wife, it makes me humble to receive this traditional welcoming," Mr Groenewald said.

"The deputy commissioner, officers and members of the police force, be assured that we as a team are ready to make the Police Force to be one of the best in the world.

"I hope we will work together as colleagues but we will also become friends in the years to come."

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said the new commissioner also met chief officers of the force at the Fiji Police headquarters yesterday morning where he was given a brief overview of their operations.

He said Mr Groenewald was also treated to a quarter guard by his officers.

As for Acting Police Commissioner Ravi Narayan, Inspector Sokomuri said he resumes his position as the Deputy Police Commissioner.

Mr Groenewald was also the commanding officer of the South African police academy.








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