The second Fiji Police Partnership Program (FPPP)/Programme Management Committee (PMC) was held yesterday between the Fiji Police Force and the New Zealand Police enabling representatives from both institutions to present progress reports and consider work plans for the next phase of the Program.
The head of the FPPP, NZ Police Advisor Inspector Paris Razos provided a brief on the progress and performance of the Program for the 2022/2023 period on the four thematic outputs of;
Development of Investigative Interviewing Capability, Development of General Patrol Dog capability (K9), Asset Recovery Support and Development of Leadership & Governance Capability.
IP Razos was accompanied by the New Zealand International Services Group (ISG) Director Superintendent Steve Dunn, FPPP Overseas Program Pauline Sorenson, Senior Advisor Margo Hall and New Zealand High Commission, Suva, Fiji Second Secretary Political Ms Courtney Rose.
Representing the Fiji Police Force was the Deputy Commissioner of Police Itendra Nair and senior Directors.
IP Razos said there had been strong collaboration by all greatly assisting the NZ team of Advisors to progress work on the four identified work streams.
He said the team was able to hit the ground running following the lifting of restrictions and was grateful to the support of the Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho and senior Command.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police Itendra Nair said, “The best aspect of this Partnership Program has been its flexibility where our NZ partners have accommodated the needs of the Fiji Police Force”.
“The outcome of the first phase of the project is very much a partnership from the initial stages to where we are now and we are eagerly looking forward to the second phase of the Program”.