Equipped with the latest technology in law enforcement, a more modernized Fijian Police Coordination and Command Center (PCCC) reopened yesterday.
With technical and financial support from the Australian and New Zealand governments, the newly renovated center ensures continued collaboration between New Zealand, Australian and Fijian police forces.
Officiating at the smooth launch of the renovated center, Australian High Commissioner to Fiji John Feakes said Australia values the wonderful working relationship between the three police forces.
“I am particularly pleased that the delivery of the PCCC is the result of a collaboration between our three police forces, underlining the close partnership we all three have,” said Mr. Feakes.
He said Australia’s assistance also focused on capacity building to ensure that the PCCC would be able to provide best practices in incident command and control.
“AFP and the FPF Academy have collaborated to contextualize contemporary emergency management practices into a bespoke incident command and control system for the Fijian environment, and the training module has been co-delivered to over 240 officers in four divisions ”.
New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji Jonathan Curr said the improved command center is a testament to the true partnership that exists between Fiji, Australia and New Zealand.
Also officiating at the launch, the Minister of Defense, National Security and Police, Inia Seruiratu, thanked the two countries for their support.
“Your continued support for strengthening security cooperation among our countries is deeply rooted in our common understanding that the Pacific region is safer and more secure when we work together,” said Mr. Seruiratu.
“The voileomani and vuvale spirit that embodies our partnership will benefit not only the current generation, but many generations to come.”