Police ready to ride

A police officer rides a motorbike during the handing over ceremony at the ANZ Stadium carpark yesterday. Picture: ATU RASEA

A police officer rides a motorbike during the handing over ceremony at the ANZ Stadium carpark yesterday. Picture: ATU RASEA

THE Fiji Police Force completed its first motorcyclist training course for 140 officers by Asco Motors through their Yamaha Riding Academy in Suva on Friday.

Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho said the training would increase the visibility of the force.

“The need for motorcycles is quite evident as we need to be efficient and manoeuvre through Fiji’s roads to attend to reports as it is with all service-providing institutions.” Brig-Gen Qiliho said.

“We have more motorcycles heading our way and this will increase visibility. However, there is also the reality that with more bikes we have to equip our officers with the right knowledge and skills and because Fijian road users will have to accustom themselves to being aware of the presence of officers.”

Asco Motor’s acting general manager Seiji Tokito has high hopes that the training will be of value for the police force.

“The training course was conducted especially for the police force, this YRA program is one of Asco Motor’s commitment to supporting the Fijian Government specifically for the Fiji Police Force,” Mr Tokito said.

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