The high number of deaths of Police officers succumbing to Non-Communicable Diseases has raised a lot of concern with the Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho.

Therefore, the Commissioner and members of the Command group kicked off the Required Fitness Level Tests at the Nasese foreshore this morning.

Since the 1st of January the Force has laid to rest 5 police officers who also succumbed to NCD complications.

Qiliho says the health of officers has always been an area of concern as the people of Fiji expect more from members of the police force.

Qiliho adds,one’s health and their ability to produce the desired outputs are linked and that is why we cannot have sickly officers as they won’t be able to serve efficiently in this demanding profession.

He adds they are grateful to the Ministry of Health for assisting us with their Health Audit so they are able to understand what needs to be addressed.

The Required Fitness Level Tests will be conducted in all four policing divisions.

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