Police chief impressed with Fiji operations

Fiji Commissioner of Police General Sitiveni Qiliho (left), greeting his Vanuatu counterpart Albert Nalpini (third from right) with senior Police Officers.
Fiji Commissioner of Police General Sitiveni Qiliho (left), greeting his Vanuatu counterpart Albert Nalpini (third from right) with senior Police Officers.

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.

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