Fiji identified as Regional centers of capabilities
May 21, 2019 4:40 pm
[Source: Fiji Police Force]
Fiji has been identified as one of the Regional centers of capabilities by the new Pacific Center for Law Enforcement Cooperation Design team.
The PCLEC concept was formulated at the 2018 Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police meeting aimed at consolidating regional, trilateral and bilateral police development through a decentralized model.
The model will consist of the regional centers with proven ability to deliver police development programs in the region across key thematic law enforcement priority areas.
In collaboration with the Australian Federal Police, a PCLEC Design team is currently in Fiji to hold consultative meetings with the Commissioner of Police, senior Government officials and various regional stakeholders.
The team met with Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho this morning and presented the model.
The model has been drawn up taking into consideration Fiji’s existing role in leveraging existing capabilities amongst Pacific law enforcement agencies.
The Police Force’s proven ability in providing regional recruit training and the current capabilities in Forensics and Cybercrime has made Fiji as one of the four regional centers chosen by the PCLEC Design team.
The other Regional centers include Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Samoa.