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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