Police budget increases with focus on improving visibility and tacking drugs and cyber crimes
RFMF budget increases to $103.1 million

Police budget increases with focus on improving visibility and tacking drugs and cyber crimes

RFMF budget increases to $103.1 million

By Abigail Sorovi
Friday 30/06/2023
[Image: RFMF/Fiji Police Force]

The Fiji Police Force has been allocated a sum of $183.7 million which also includes the recruitment of an additional 100 Police Constables to boost its operations,

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Professor Biman Prasad says they aim to improve police visibility - $700,000 is allocated to strengthen the Police Beat Patrol in both urban and rural areas.

Professor Prasad says the Force is increasingly focused on preventing cybercrimes and combating the distribution and use of illegal drugs.

He also says over the years, the previous Government has constructed new police stations which has cost close to $100 million while many existing police stations, quarters and posts were neglected.

Professor Prasad says with the focus on maintenance and bringing our infrastructure to a better standard, $3 million is allocated for the renovation and upgrade of Police quarters and posts.

He further says they also acknowledge the important role that the Republic of Fiji Military Forces plays in maintaining the security, defence and supporting peace efforts around the world.

The RFMF budget has increased from $94.1 million to $103.1 million.

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