16 Oct 2014

Police chiefs of Pacific to discuss readmission of Fiji

11:51 am on 16 October 2014

The police chiefs of the Pacific are set to agree on a new governance structure this week, and to readmit Fiji to the group.

The chiefs are meeting in Auckland and will enact a new five year plan, to work together better.

The outgoing chair of the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police Conference, Maara Tetava, who is the Cook Islands Police Commissioner, says the new plan should be signed off today.

He says there will be discussion tomorrow on the readmission of Fiji to the conference.

"The feel out there is that it's not a complete family without Fiji. The Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police comprises of 21 countries and Fiji is included in that 21 and it would be nice to have Fiji back in the family but that will depend on the discussion tomorrow."

Maara Tetava has handed over the chairmanship of the conference to the New Zealand Police Commissioner, Mike Bush.