Police operation for Election successful: Tudravu
November 19, 2018 4:32 pm
It was a tiring and testing time for the Police Force’s operational arm and the work conducted by all the officers during the election has been commended by Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu.
Since the Writ of Elections was issued on October 1st, police officers were deployed for various duties leading up to the return of Writ yesterday afternoon.
Tudravu says due to proper planning and strategizing the Force was able to successfully conduct its operations.
“Even though we are stretched in manpower but I am happy that out operational plan and divisional police commanders and our men on the ground did us proud to achieve what was needed”
Officers from the Police Special Response Unit were initially deployed to the FEO Warehouse for the first phase of special operations while up to 2000 officers were deployed for both the pre-polling, Election Day operations.
ACP Tudravu says they have have identified areas they need to work on for next General Election.
“Yes there is a lot of things that we have to improve on in terms of our technology support and also the man power. I am thankful that the Government has already approved our reforms and we will get in more manpower in the next five years.”
The Force is still monitoring the security situation during the post-election period.