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Police reminded to maintain professionalism at all times

October 29, 2018 6:44 pm

Police officers providing security on polling day have been reminded to ensure professionalism while conducting their duties.

Police Chief of Operations Maritino Qiolevu told officers in Vanua Levu, they will be under the watchful eyes of the public, so they must maintain professionalism at all times.

“We will be scrutinized and judged for every wrong action and for every word uttered. The magnifying glass that is used to scrutinize our work will be magnified time times over. We will not only be scrutinized by members of the public, but will also be under the watchful eyes of the International Observer Group.”

With only two weeks to go before Fiji goes to the polls, ACP Qiolevu is urging the officers to be more aware of what is happening around them and to be on alert and attentive to the changing environment.

ACP Qiolevu also urged the officers to be careful with the utilization of police resources, particularly vehicles as they cannot afford to have mobility issues in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, the routine taskforce will involve normal duties at all Police Stations.

Manning at police stations will be on a 12 hour shift which will come into effect on the 12th of November to the 16th.