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Groenewald: Dedicated to serve and protect

Shalveen Chand
Friday, July 18, 2014

IMPROVE service delivery and reduce the complaints against the Fiji police was one of the messages from Commissioner of Police Benardius Groenewald to 155 recruits marching into camp for training.

"Life is about choices. You made the choice to become a police officer. I hope your choice was a career choice and not seeking for a job," he said.

"There is a continued growing demand from the community for better service by the Fiji Police Force. There are too many complaints against service delivery. The challenge is yours to change this perception.

"The life of a police officer is to be dedicated to serve and protect.

"It will be requested from you to be versatile and to be prepared to serve the community in all kinds of emergencies."

"The everyday definition of a police officer is a person whose functions are to enforce laws, investigate crime and make arrests. Sometimes we tend to forget the proactive side of policing, namely crime prevention."

Mr Groenewald told the recruits that this was not only the beginning of a career but an opportunity to better oneself.

As he welcomed them as members of the Fiji Police Force after their six months of training, he said they would be monitoring their progress.

"To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way. You cannot just accept the ones you like. Selection and training are the basis of efficiency."





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