Po­lice In­spec­tor Course Rein­tro­duced

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The Fiji Po­lice Academy has rein­tro­duced the Dis­tance and Flex­i­ble Learn­ing for Po­lice Devel­op­ment In­spec­tor course af­ter a lapse of 10 years. Labasa course fa­cil­i­ta­tor, In­spec­tor Mukesh Chand said they were rein­tro­duc­ing the course and tak­ing it closer to par­tic­i­pants in all di­vi­sions. “This is a pro­mo­tional course as it de­ter­mines the rank of In­spec­tors to move up to an As­sis­tant Su­per­in­ten­dent post or for Sergeants to move to In­spec­tor posts,” In­spec­tor Mukesh said. “With­out this course, they would not be able to move to higher ranks.” He said the Academy had de­cided to use this method to cut down on costs and have more par­tic­i­pants on the pro­gramme. “We have seen that more of­fi­cers are in­ter­ested in the course now that it has been brought closer to them,” In­spec­tor Mukesh said. The nor­mal cost of the course is around $800. “In­spec­tors devel­op­ment pro­gramme nor­mally takes one month when we do it in house at the Po­lice Academy, but when we do it in a dis­tance flex­i­ble learn­ing mode, it takes three months.”

He said this should en­cour­age el­i­gi­ble ap­pli­cants in the Po­lice Force to take up the pro­gramme. “We have brought the course down to their re­spec­tive zones so we are invit­ing qual­i­fied of­fi­cers to come for­ward and use the op­por­tu­nity pro­vided,” he said.

There are five par­tic­i­pants from the North par­tic­i­pat­ing for the three month course, which is ex­pected to con­clude on De­cem­ber 3.

Edited by Caro­line Ratu­cadra

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