More police cars

WITH the need to deliver better mobility services, the Fiji Police Force received 46 newly leased vehicles from Government on Thursday.

Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho said Fijians depended on the police to get them to safety and if it were not for the increased number of vehicles the force had received lately, the force’s rescue efforts would not have been as efficient.

“We were the first point of contact and therefore were the first responders. The news of today’s (yesterday) handing over will undoubtedly raise expectations placed on our ability to serve,” Brig-Gen Qiliho said.

“It is, therefore, extremely disappointing and equally frustrating to continuously receive complaints against our services.”

Brig-Gen Qiliho advised the officers that he did not want the force to be labelled as an organisation guilty of providing nothing but lip service.

“As officer in charge (OC) and station officer (SO) and in your respective divisions and units, you need to step up and be accountable for the officers under your command. These vehicles are under your command and its use should be closely monitored by you,” he said.

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