Fiji Time: 8:20 PM on Friday 30 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Victim identification

Ana Madigibuli
Saturday, May 24, 2014

TWENTY policemen from around the four divisions are able to identify the deceased or victims of tragedies or accidents after a disaster victim identification course that was held at the Fiji Police Academy in Suva.

Four officers from the New Zealand Police Force conducted the two-week Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) course.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said this was the first course to be organised by the New Zealand Police Force since the relationship between the two countries normalised last month.

"The objective of the course is to equip the officers who may be required to respond to a DVI incident with the knowledge and skills required to function within a DVI structure," Insp Sokomuri said.

He said at the end of the two-week course, participants would be expected to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the DVI process, demonstrate the ability to apply appropriate legislation and also understand police role on DVI.

Insp Sokomuri said police would be able to understand the international and Interpol DVI procedures and working in an international setting, and also demonstrate the ability to use appropriate safety equipment and safe practices.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Ravi Narayan said police needed to learn as much as they could from the New Zealand police who were conducting the course.

"Learn as much as you can and make sure you practise what you learn when you return to you divisions after the course," he said.








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 0.64940.6304
JPY 50.608347.6083
GBP 0.37960.3716
EUR 0.44010.4281
NZD 0.68800.6550
AUD 0.65010.6251
USD 0.49600.4790

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 30th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Carjack case on to High Court
  2. Suspended MP vows to fight on
  3. Life on a thread
  4. BAF fines Times
  5. Nakaora under probe
  6. 'Interviews not allowed'
  7. Coach's tough call
  8. Carjacking in broad daylight
  9. More suspects arrested in carjacking case
  10. ALLOWANCE Parliament approves raise for MPs

Top Stories this Week

  1. Dire straits Thursday (29 Sep)
  2. Rugby death Tuesday (27 Sep)
  3. Carjack case on to High Court Friday (30 Sep)
  4. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  5. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  8. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)
  9. Rawaca boosts program Monday (26 Sep)
  10. Judge convicts pastor in rape trial Monday (26 Sep)