United Nations Police Peacekeeping Job Specific Training

The first ever United Nations Police Peacekeeping Job Specific Training concluded last Friday with the participants looking forward to the next phase. The course was hosted by the Fiji Police Force while it was funded and supported by the U.S.

Embassy Suva in collaboration with the Australian Federal Police . @nited States Regional Security Officer, Special Agent Samuel J McRae informed the participants on the FPF motto which is to serve and reminded them that they have been trained to serve in a different environment.

"The United States and the Pacific Islands shares a vibrant partnership. This is through our commitment through security and the rule of law. Training such as this strengthens the rule of law and demonstrate to the World that the Pacific Island Nations are prepared to uphold those values at the international stage".

Mr. McRae encouraged the participants to continue to practice what they had learned in their everyday work. The four weeks Training allows the participants to be nominated for UN peace keeping duties.

The Master trainers are Mr. Glenn Crannage Australia and IPPOS, Mr. Roy Lalonde from Canada and IPPOS, Mr. Paolo Bonanno from France and IPPOS, Miss Elaine Melere from Parana State Police, Brazil.

The master trainers are being supported by Miss Jennifer Saunders from Australia Federal Police, Mr, Tuifao Luatua and Ms. Tugaga Stowers from Samoa, Mr. Kiroon Tekirabu from Kiribati and Mr. William McNichol from Solomon Islands.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mohammed Yunus Hanif, Inspector of Police (IP) George Mar and A/IP Rakeshawar Singh from the FPF are all UN Certified Instructors and have received their certified during the JST that was conducted in Fiji last year.

ASP Sanjay Sen and ASP Reshmi Singh are also experienced FPF trainers with the UN.