Thirty officers graduated from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) Basic Prosecution Course this morning at Suvavou House, Suva.

The Basic Prosecution Course was a mixture of theory and practical exercises designed to equip prosecutors with basic trial preparation skills and advocacy at the bar table.

The six week course covered rules of evidence, legal ethics and analysis, advocacy and the filing of charges.

The Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Lee Burney, congratulated the participants for successfully completing the course.

Twenty-nine officers from the Fiji Police Force and one officer from the Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption participated in the six week course.

The Basic Prosecution Course was facilitated by ODPP Principal Legal Officer, YogeshPrasad.

The ODPP will be conducting another basic prosecution course for regulatory bodies in April followed by an advanced prosecution course for both police and statutory prosecutors later this year.

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