“Our people first approach to bolstering the Force has been ongoing for years now, and it’s starting to yield results, over the last three years crime has decreased by 11 percent, with a 15 percent decrease in crimes against women.”

These were the sentiments shared by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama  during the Fiji Police Force medal Parade today.

Bainimarama said that while crime has decrease, there is still more work to be done.

“It seems that every time we open the newspaper, log onto Face book, or turn on the news, we’re hit with a barrage of despicable stories of rape, of violence, and of drug use but with each of these stories, there are untold stories of stopped crime and prevented abuse –– the unspoken successes of the Fiji Police Force.”

Exemplary Police Officers from around the country were awarded with medals for their exceptional service at the Fiji Police Academy today.

Bainimarama thanked the recipient for their hard work and dedication to cultivating a law- abiding society in Fiji.

He also had the first-hand look at the wide range of capabilities that the Force is now equipped with to combat crime and keep pace with a more modern network of new-age threats to Fijian society.

The awards presented were the Fiji Police Medal, Long Service medal and overseas service medal.

The recipients of the awards were those who have satisfied the requirements during their term of duty.

 

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