Senior Executives of the BSP Life paid a courtesy call on the Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho yesterday morning where they pledged to continue supporting the organization’s intent of building a healthier force.
BSP Life General Manager Sales Mr Curtis Mar, Head of Sales Mr George Kotobalavu, Sales Manager Mr Liga Gukisuva and PR Officer Mr Inia Tukana congratulated the Commissioner of Police for the successful completion of his studies at the Royal College of Defence Studies and for his reappointment.
BSP Life GM Sales Mr Curtis Mar while noting the worrying trend where BSP Life had been paying more death benefits for policyholders in the 40-54 age groups, said they were eager to work with the organization as partners under the BSP Life welfare scheme, in addressing health issues of concern considering the demanding nature of policing.
The Commissioner of Police welcomed the move as it augured well with the intent of building a healthier Police Force.
As policing is a highly driven and demanding profession, the Commissioner of Police said the stress can be further compounded by health issues impacting an officer’s ability to better serve and protect.
Brigadier General Qiliho said the enforcement of the Required Fitness Level Tests has seen a change in mindset towards health and well-being, and less Police deaths recorded on an annual basis.
He said the change is commendable as officers have seen the positive side of adopting the lifestyle changes and acknowledged BSP Life for their contribution in the setting up of the Police Gyms at Headquarters and in the West, North and Eastern Divisions.
The senior BSP Life Executives also handed over sporting equipment to assist the Fiji Police Sukuna teams for their preparation towards the 2021 FMF Foods Limited Ratu Sukuna Tournament.