Fiji Time: 12:58 PM on Monday 6 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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."





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
JPY 58.805555.8055
GBP 0.30670.2987
EUR 0.43440.4224
CNY 2.98292.8829
NZD 0.72200.6890
AUD 0.64160.6166
USD 0.47950.4625

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 6th July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Born to run, Naholo's sacrifice pays off
  2. Golden Lift
  3. Team Fiji settles in
  4. Fijian rugby players emerge from cocoon
  5. Naholo's life outside rugby
  6. Deadly spill a threat
  7. Watch where you sit, warns LTA
  8. FIJIAN INFLUENCE
  9. 85pc of Fijians suffer from NCDs
  10. Source of income

Top Stories this Week

  1. Education shocker Tuesday (30 Jun)
  2. The discovery of illegal weapons in Fiji Tuesday (30 Jun)
  3. Ratu Jope passes away Wednesday (01 Jul)
  4. Club sold for $14k Tuesday (30 Jun)
  5. Bainimarama challenges Flying Fijians ahead of Rugby World Cup Tuesday (30 Jun)
  6. 'Complicated' English Wednesday (01 Jul)
  7. New date Wednesday (01 Jul)
  8. 'Please do not give' Thursday (02 Jul)
  9. Lal remains in exile Thursday (02 Jul)
  10. 7s exodus Friday (03 Jul)