The Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama received a courtesy call from the acting Commissioner of Police Mr Rusiate Tudravu.
Whilst receiving Mr Tudravu in his office, the Prime Minister said Mr Tudravu is “filling the big shoes” of Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho who left for the United Kingdom for an extensive study placement at the Royal College of Defence Studies.
Mr Tudravu is no stranger to the people of Fiji, having spent about 38 years in the Fiji Police Force with experiences which spans across the work of ensuring law and order in the country.
He graduated from the University of the South Pacific with a Certificate in Management Studies, he also undertook a Management Development Program from the Queensland Police Academy; attained a Certificate in Applied Management at the Australian Institute of Police Management and he also undertook an Advanced Security Course at Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Hawaii. In addition Mr Tudravu attained an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the Fiji National University.
Mr. Tudravu also served with the Commonwealth Multinational Police Monitoring Group to the Solomon Islands – Crisis. He is from Nasautoka Village in Wainibuka, Tailevu and is the current Chairman of the Tailevu Provincial Council.
The Prime Minister warmly congratulated Mr. Tudravu on his new appointment.