The Australian Federal Police this morning donated three brand new vehicles to the Fiji Police Force Transnational crime unit further strengthening the existing partnership they have.
The vehicles will be used by the unit to combat transnational crimes, organized crimes and to strengthen border control services in the different regions around Fiji. The Commissioner of Police Commodore Esala Teleni acknowledged the gesture and thanked the support from the Australian Federal Police in providing expertise, technical support and resources in terms of computers and vehicles.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“In this day and age, crime that transcends borders means that problems in one country become a problem to another, so such a partnerships become very important and it only strengthens our work as police officers.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Your problem is our problem and our problem is your problem.Ã¢â‚¬Â The statement from the AFP said that the Police Force has in existence a big brotherhood system world wide fostered over many years and has been the underlying element in dealing with transnational crimes or intelligence issues and the sharing of information and resources.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We have worked with the Fiji Police Force for a number of years, the opportunity came for us to present this and so we have done so, perhaps in future there will be another for a different unit.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Director Fiji Police Intelligence Bureau, SSP Henry Brown said that this is a long term commitment by the Australian Federal Police and the long term partnership that the Fiji Police.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Despite the political indifferences, at operation level Police to Police we continue to work together and exchange information, not only for Fiji and Australia but for the wider Pacific area, said SSP Brown.