20 Aug 2015

Fiji returns to Pacific Police conference

5:24 pm on 20 August 2015

The Fiji police is attending the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police conference for the first time since the 2006 coup.

Fiji police

Fiji police Photo: Supplied

The Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police or PICP has 21 members and meets annually to share ideas on crime and policing.

Fiji's membership was suspended in 2006 pending the restoration of the rule of law.

But following elections in Fiji last year an invitation was extend to Fiji to rejoin the group.

The Niue Chief of Police Tony Edwards, who is hosting this year's conference in Niue, says he wants to encourage an open debate on how to deliver the best policing service to our communities.

He says the conference also helps countries to share tactics on combatting crimes which extend across borders.

Special workshops on disaster and emergency management and disaster victim identification will also be held.

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