The popular Police Jazz Band has been renamed as the Police Worship Band.
Police spokeswoman and former radio reporter, Ema Mua, made the announcement at the end of the New Methodist Church led police crusade at Suva's Sukuna Park, yesterday afternoon.
While making the announcement Mua said the name change conformed with the theme "soul policing" to combat crime.
She says the Police Worship Team will still participate in marches and parades during festivals but would start singing gospel tunes.
Sources say this shows the power the New Methodist Church has over the police force.
Police Commissioner Esala Teleni is an influential member of the Church led by his younger brother Atu Vulaono.
Already police officers residing in the barracks and quarters have been banned from consuming kava in their homes, as the philosophy of the New Methodist Church doesn't allow members to drink kava.
Before the start of the crusade at Sukuna Park, police officers were warned by Mua, on behalf of Teleni, that those who did not support the crusade should resign.