Modern police command centre opens

The upgraded Fiji Police Coordination and Command Centre. Picture: FIJI POLICE

Equipped with the latest technological law enforcement capabilities, a more modernised Fiji Police Coordination and Command Centre (PCCC) reopened its doors for operations yesterday.

With technical and financial support from the Australian and New Zealand governments, the newly refurbished centre ensures the continued collaboration between the NZ, Australian and Fiji Police Force.

Officiating at the soft launch of the refurbished centre, Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes said Australia valued the wonderful working relations between the three police forces.

“I am particularly happy that the delivery of the PCCC was a result of a product of a joint collaboration between our three police forces highlighting the close partnership the three of us enjoy,” said Mr Feakes.

He said Australia’s assistance also focused on capacity building to ensure the PCCC would be able to deliver best practices in incident command and control.

“The AFP and the FPF Academy collaborated to contextualise contemporary emergency management practices into a bespoke incident command and control system for the Fijian environment, and the training package was co-delivered to over 240 officers across four divisions”.

New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji Jonathan Curr said the upgraded command centre was a testament of the true partnership that existed between Fiji, Australia and New Zealand.

Also officiating at the launch, Minister for Defence, National Security and Policing Inia Seruiratu acknowledged the two countries for their support.

“Your continued support towards enhancing security cooperation between our countries is deeply rooted in our common understanding that the Pacific region is safer and secure when we work together,” Mr Seruiratu said.

“The veilomani and vuvale spirit that embodies our partnership will not only benefit the current generation but many generations to come”.

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