Over 100 police recruits were sworn-in yesterday before District Court Judge Fepuleai Ameperosa Roma.
Families, relatives and friends gathered in the Supreme Court yesterday morning to witness the solemn occasion, where the 114 recruits placed their hands on the Bible and took the oath, swearing loyalty to God and to the country.
Judge Fepuleai congratulated the new recruits and reminded them that the oath they took translates to them protecting the people and enforcing the law.
“You are the protectors of the government, the government depends on you, whoever the government is it is the police officer’s duty and responsibility."
“When the public is in need of assistant you are there as police officers to help them.”
He said the oath they took is the same as the one he took as a lawyer and later a Judge.
“Even though we have different responsibilities but we are all under the same umbrella through the oath that we took."
“We serve and walk in the way of the law and we serve the truth for every person. You conduct your duty without fear and prejudice and without having a bad mind or anguish."
“You do it to the best of your ability but always remember by doing all of this don’t forget to ask for God’s help,” he said.
The Judge also reminded the new recruits that the oath they took should be a guideline to ensure they worked with professionalism.
“There will be challenges that you will face at all times. There will also be times where righteousness will be questioned, and especially there will be times where we have to stop and look back to the path that our forefathers have set."
“The law is there for us to enjoy, we protect it and we will always strengthen it for the peace and friendship with its people.”
The graduation for the new recruit police officers will be held next week Tuesday.