We cannot have officers involved in drugs in the Police Force – Acting COMPOL

We cannot have officers involved in drugs in the Police Force – Acting COMPOL

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Thursday 16/05/2024
Acting Commissioner of Police Juki Fong Chew

Acting Commissioner of Police Juki Fong Chew has made it clear that the Police Force cannot have officers who are involved in drugs.

While speaking at the Responding To Illicit Drugs National Talanoa Session held at the FNU Campus in Nasinu, Chew says he will not hide the fact that some Police officers are involved in drugs as reported in the media.

He says some have been taken to court and removed from the organisation entirely.

The Acting Commissioner adds that they need a clean organisation moving forward.

The Minister for Home Affairs, Pio Tikoduadua, is calling on the Fiji Police Force to clean up their own house first before they can look after others.

Speaking to fijivillage News at the Responding To Illicit Drugs National Talanoa Session at the FNU Campus in Nasinu, Tikoduadua says officers should be true to themselves and their professions so that people can have confidence in them.

He says at the moment this is the biggest challenge for whoever is going to become the Commissioner of Police as they are now looking for one because it needs a complete reshape, particularly on attitude, and re-work on the whole areas of police professionalism.

The Minister adds the work of a few bad cops is really tarnishing the Fiji Police Force in general.

Tikoduadua also highlighted that people who want to become part of the solutions to this issue are actually part of the problem.

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