Members of the Fiji Police Force, diplomatic corps and law enforcement partners farewelled Australian Federal Police’s Detective Sergeant Chris Burgess on Friday following four years of service to Fiji and the Pacific region.
Described as a true friend, the Deputy Commissioner Itendra Nair while delivering the Fiji Police’s farewell remarks, said, “On behalf of the Commissioner of Police, we say thank you for giving four years of your life for the development of Policing in Fiji.
Thank you for assisting us, for developing us and improving us as an organization”.
DCP Nair added, “You have been a friend and supported us not only in a business environment but on a personal level too".
Detective Sergeant Burgess during his four tenure was based with the AFP's International Operations in Suva focusing on assisting regional law enforcement and exploring opportunities to work alongside Fijian and Pacific law enforcement officials and to further strengthen Australian, Fijian and Pacific partnerships.
"To the Commissioner of Police, I am deeply indebted for graciously hosting me in your organization for the past four years, I say within because never once have I been made to feel like an outsider”.
“In every division I visited, whether we were sitting in the Command room or around the tanoa, i've always been made to feel like a part of your special family, these have been humbling experiences that I will always been grateful to have shared them with you, vinaka vakalevu”.
Det. Sgt. Burgess worked under the leadership of Australian Federal Police's Senior Liaison Officer Pacific Detective Superintendent Adrian Morton.