Secure your family before overseas deployment: COMPOL
February 7, 2018 6:45 pm
Police officers bound for peacekeeping mission in Sudan, North Africa have been reminded to ensure their family is secured before deployment.
This was stressed by Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho while farewelling the three officers in Suva yesterday.
Qiliho says families must be secured financially, provided security, school tuition is paid, daily family allowances are met and ensure there’s good internet connection to allow daily communication with each other.
“It’s very important that the institute of; their family is safe so they can concentrate on the work that’s required of them in their missions. Once that is done they can focus on everything they have been sent to do and I also stressed to them the importance of being Global Ambassadors for the UN. Everything they do is closely scrutinized as the World watches their activities.”
The police chief reiterated all reports compiled while on peacekeeping duties are sent to New York where all countries that are members of the UN share these reports.
Qiliho also reminded the officers they’re not only deployed as Police Officers but flying the nation’s flag as well adding Fiji’s footprint in the war torn region is very important.
The trio which includes two female officers are part of a peacekeeping mission under the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur.