Fiji's acting Police Commissioner, Ravi Narayan, has sacked his deputy, Isikeli Ligairi, for disciplinary reasons.
In a statement, he says the decision was made because of insubordination against his office.
The acting Commissioner says every police officer is expected to display loyalty and uphold the law.
Meanwhile, the Fiji Police Chief of Operations, Rusiate Tudravu, says the force will work from its current strength for the general elections in September.
He says he has been meeting the Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem, in trying to clarify the manpower needed.
This comes as the Fiji regime leader, Rear Admiral Frank Bainimarama, is still under police investigation for breaching both a decree and a law that could disqualify him from the poll and see him jailed.