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Fiji: Police Flag

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[Fiji police flag] image by Jaume Ollé, 29 November 2009

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Description of the flag

The blue flag charged with white emblem in the center. The emblem is composed of a crown, a boat and its name.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 29 November 2009

The official name of the institution is "Fiji Police Force", formerly known as "Royal Fiji Police Force". The epithet "Royal" was dropped in 1987, when Fiji was proclaimed a Republic - but the Royal Crown is still used as a crest on the badge. The flag shows a monochrome, simplified version of the badge.

The web site for the Police force is

The Latin motto "Salus populi" means "The Welfare of the People". It is derived from Cicero's "De Legibus" (On Laws), III, III, VIII: "Ollis salus populi suprema lex esto" (The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law). "Salus populi suprema lex esto" is the motto of the State of Missouri (USA).
Ivan Sache, 29 November 2009