ABF Provides Operational Command Training at FRCS

The Australian Border Force (ABF) in Fiji, in partnership with the ABF College (Compliance, Investigations & Trade Faculty) delivered an Operational Command Training Course at FRCS, as part of the ABF’s priority to support the Pacific on enhancing and strengthening border security in the region, by providing capacity building and mentoring support.

The Course is aimed to provide participants with a sound understanding of the operational command principles, the appreciation process for planning operations and enforcement responses, risk assessments, delivering operational orders and understanding the pressures of working within an operational environment.

It provides officers with the knowledge and tools to plan, lead and execute operations in a border enforcement environment.

Participants will be equipped with a generic set of operational planning principles to help their organisation to work effectively in both routine matters and planned and unplanned operations.

They will be provided with a toolkit for operational planning and practices, which supports border agencies to manage operations and incidents. Having officers from a range of different agencies including FRCS, Fiji Police Force, Republic of Fiji Navy, Fiji Transnational Crime Unit, Solomon Islands Customs and Excise Division and Solomon Islands Immigration Division provided the agencies with the opportunity to network and understand various operational approaches and the importance of whole of government coordination and international cooperation.

ABF Superintendent (Pacific Offshore Network) Uriah Turner said: ‘we are excited to partner with the FRCS on this training program. We are continually working together to enhance our partnerships and operational planning and border security is a priority focus for the Governments of Australia and Fiji as referenced in the Vuvale Partnership. We look forward to working with Fiji on future initiatives to help reinforce the integrity of our borders.’

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