Special branch undergoes name change

Special branch undergoes name change

Members of the Fiji Police Force Band during the Remembrance Day earlier this week

The Special Branch of the Fiji police force will now be known as the Fiji Police Intelligence Bureau after a name change was approved by cabinet following a submission by Defence Minister, Ratu Epeli Ganilau

The Special Branch of the Fiji police force will now be known as the Fiji Police Intelligence Bureau after a name change was approved by cabinet following a submission by Defence Minister, Ratu Epeli Ganilau.

Ratu Epeli said the Special Branch was an Intelligence arm of government that is administered by the Fiji Police Force.

“Its set-up has been in existence since the colonial days whereby the SB is responsible for collation of intelligence data and information and advising government on national issues pertaining to political and security intelligence of the nation.”

Ratu Epeli said the impact of modern crimes with other unlawful and illegal activities in national development demands dramatic changes in the Force that also includes the renaming of the SB to the FPIB.

He said the change in name will assist in changing the culture and mindsets of the institution, that which could nicely flag the modernization of the division and the Fiji Police Force in totality.

Ratu Epeli added that the change is part of the strategic direction of strengthening our national intelligence capacity.

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