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Special constables out

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, July 19, 2014

THE review of the Special Constabulary remuneration packages as well as the introduction of lateral courses to qualify them as permanent members will be undertaken by the Fiji Police Force.

Commissioner Ben Groenewald revealed this to officers from the Central, Eastern and Southern divisions during a parade at the Nasova Police Academy yesterday morning.

At present, there are about 1000 special constables nationwide and the force is attempting to upgrade them to regular officers.

"Please take note that only those who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be selected for this," Mr Groenewald said.

Police chief operations officer Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu explained that the special constable numbers exceeded what was budgeted for.

He said the plan was to review their role and, if possible, include those meeting the qualification criteria as regulars.

"The special constables are paid hourly and there has been a government directive that all civil servants are to be paid more than $10,000," said Mr Tudravu.

"Some of these special constables are also working the hours of regular officers when they should be called in when needed.

"We are also seeking legal advice on the wage earners issue.

"At the moment, there is no new intake for special constables and the idea is to have all regular officers."








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