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Twelve Police Officers in the Western Division have completed a ten days scooter workshop in Lautoka.

This is the second workshop organized in the Division where the participants will earn themselves a scooter if they pass their theory and practical work during the ten days training.

Western Divisional Traffic Officer, Inspector of Police (IP) Irishad Ali said the aim of this course is to train more officers to assist in the Police daily operations and to replace other current riders while they go on leave.

"We want to utilize these scooters at all times so that's why we are training more officers. We have seven scooters so far in the Western Division and we hope to get a few more after this course," said IP Ali.

After the ten days course, IP Ali said the participants will receive a drivers license group one and they will also have the knowledge in interpreting traffic laws stipulated in the LTA Act.

IP Ali said these scooters will provide more Police presence on our roads with the aim of reducing road carnage.

The workshop also is in line with the Fiji Police Force KPI of reducing road fatalities here in Fiji as outline in the Peoples' Charter.

The workshop started on Wednesday (12/10/11) and was officially officiated by the Officer in Charge of Lautoka Police District, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Simione Bale.