STATEMENT ON THE FIJIAN POLICE COMMISSIONER

For personal and family reasons, the Commissioner of the Fiji Police Force, Mr Bernardus Groenewald has submitted written notification for an early release from his contractual appointment as the Commissioner of the Fiji Police Force with effect from Tuesday 10 November 2015.

Following advice from the Honourable Prime Minister as the Chair of the Constitutional Offices Commission, His Excellency the President has appointed Colonel Sitiveni Tukaituraga Qiliho as the Acting Commissioner of the Fiji Police Force with effect from 11 November 2015 for a period of three months or when a substantive appointment is made to the position of the Commissioner of the Fiji Police Force.

A draft advertisement for the position of the Commissioner of the Fiji Police Force has been circulated to the members of the Constitutional Offices Commission. Upon finalisation of the advertisement, the position will be advertised at the earliest.

On behalf of all Fijians, His Excellency the President thanked Mr Bernardus Groenewald for his service as the Commissioner of the Fiji Police Force and wished him all the best in his future endeavours.

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