The Chief Administration Officer Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Itendra Nair led the Fiji Police Force’s delegation to the 5th Bilateral Working Group meeting with the Indonesian National Police, held in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 29th of October 2019.
ACP Nair was accompanied by the Officer in Charge of the Police Special Response Unit (OC/PSRU) Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Livai Driu, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Esili Nadolo from the Criminal Investigations Department, Mr Joeli Naleca from the Ministry of Defense and National Security and also in attendance was Fiji’s First Secretary to Fiji’s Embassy in Jakarta Mr Vilikesa Naivalucava.
Brigadier General Daniel T.M. Silitonga who is the Chief of Operations of the Indonesian National Police’s Criminal Investigations Department led the Indonesian delegation whereby the exchange of views between the two institutions focused on cybercrime policing, counter terrorism, education and training programs and the provision of technical support on investigations regarding transnational crimes such as terrorism and illicit drug trafficking.
ACP Nair extended the Fiji Police’s appreciation for the INP’s continued support in extending learning opportunities for Fijian Police officers at their training institution at the Jakarta Center for Law Cooperation (JCLEC), Middle Staff Training College at SESPIMEN Program in Bandung.
Three officers who have undergone training at the leading Indonesian learning institutions include the current Divisional Police Commander East SSP Bereta Naiua, Director Corporate Services SSP Juki Fong and Divisional Police Commander South SSP Sakeo Ganivatu who is continuing his studies in Indonesia.
ACP Nair said a significant outcome of the 5th Bilateral Working Group meeting was the provision of the On the Job Training or placement of Fijian officers with the INP to gain experience and expertise in specific areas of policing such as the Formed Police Unit, Cybercrime, anti-terrorism and human trafficking.
Discussions were also held about the renewal of the MOU on cooperation in preventing and combatting transnational crimes and the possibility of building with a new scope of cooperation on the issue of transnational crime such as illicit trafficking of antiquities and wildlife crimes.
The Fiji Police Force also proposed an extension of the MOU on cooperation which was initially signed in November 2011 and extended in November 2016.
The 6th Bilateral Working Group meeting will be hosted by the Fiji Police Force in 2020.