VANUATU Police Commissioner Albert Nalpini is currently on an educational visit with the Fiji Police Force.
Commissioner Nalpini paid a courtesy visit to his counterpart Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho at the Fiji Police Headquarters yesterday before continuing his tour of various units where he would be briefed on their functions.
The educational tour is consistent with the Fiji Police’s initiative to assist fellow Pacific Island policing institutions and in line with the people-to-people exchange with fellow Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) countries.
“This is my first official visit as the Vanuatu Police Commissioner and I felt that Fiji was the best place to start because we share a lot of cultural similarities and I can say that I have been impressed with what I’ve seen of the Police operations and the conduct of Fijian officers since our arrival last week,” Commissioner Nalpini said.
The Vanuatu Commissioner’s visit will include tours of the Police Special Response Unit, Fiji Police Academy, Forensics Department, the Police Command and Co-ordinating Centre as well as the Police Band.
“The tour has been an eye opener and I am trying to process all the information from the briefings conducted and since the Vanuatu Police is going through a transition period with mass retirement, we are looking forward to learning what best practices we can take back to improve service delivery to our people,” he said.
Brigadier-General Qiliho said the Fiji Police Force stood ready to assist fellow Pacific island nations with training opportunities and recently officers were sent to assist Vanuatu Police with community policing.
Commissioner Nalpini leaves the country today.