Police Inspector Course Reintroduced
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