Officers told to drive themselves to progress

An emotional moment as the recruits farewell goodbye after their passing-out parade at Nasova ground last week. Picture: JONA KONATACI

Write your own story as you take this giant step in your new life of service. Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho said this at the graduation dinner of 190 police recruits last week.

In a statement, police said the recruits who completed their four-month Basic Recruits Course (BRC) with their passing-out parade at the Fiji police grounds at Nasova in Suva, were reminded by Mr Qiliho that the life they were accustomed to prior to marching in for the BRC would no longer exist.

“Policing is demanding, it’s challenging and once you are on the frontline serving Fijians and visitors to Fiji, you will understand and appreciate the complexities of this profession,” he said.

“It’s not going to be easy because a life of service will demand that you sacrifice your time and you will be required to go the extra mile. The completion of this course marks the beginning of your new life and I expect you to do what you have been taught over the last four months and serve with integrity”.

Mr Qiliho said more opportunities were opening up to the organisation but officers needed to drive themselves in order to progress further in their policing careers.

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