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From Fiji Times Online (19 November 2016)

Fesaitu achieves dream of joining police force, takes out top award

By Aqela Susu

A TEENAGER was in tears yesterday, wishing his late grandfather was present to witness him achieve his dream of becoming a policeman.

Police Constable Kevin Fesaitu, 19, of Oinafa Village in Rotuma was among the 131 men and women yesterday who joined the police force after completing a six-month basic recruitment course.

PC Fesaitu was brought up by his grandfather, Vamarasi Fesaitu, who died in 2014.

"I wish my grandparents were here today. My grandfather was a farmer who sold his produce back in the days just to send me to school. I dedicate this achievement to them," he said crying.

PC Fesaitu was awarded the Commissioner's Book Prize, which is the dux award.

Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho reminded the officers to conduct their work with the highest level of professionalism and integrity.

"There is no other way around that and there is definitely no way to bend the way you are supposed to do your work," he told the officers.

"You would have learnt the relevant laws and regulations that you are to align your work to.

"These laws and regulations are fundamental tools of your work and should be engraved in your mind.

"Sadly, however, for some of your comrades the laws that govern our work have somehow slipped their minds and the result has been an increase in complaints."

Meanwhile, PC Rusiate Ramuitiqa walked away with the baton of honour award.
The passing-out parade was held at the Nasova grounds in Suva.

Kevin Fesaitu
Commissioner of Book prize receipient Kevin Fesaitu (middle) with his family members during the police pass out parade of the new recruits at Nasova Police grounds yesterday.
Picture: Rama

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