CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF RSIPF VITAL: PRENDERGAST

Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast speaking at the NRD and Armory opening. Photo credit: SIBC.

Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast speaking at the NRD and Armory opening. Photo credit: SIBC.

Focusing on the continued development of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is important as RAMSI will conclude in the next 12 months.

Police Commissioner, Frank Prendergast made the comment at the recent opening of the National Response Department (NRD) and Armory in Honiara.

Describing the NRD opening as a “significant milestone” on the path to developing the RSIPF, Mr. Prendergast says focusing on the continued development of the Police Force is important.

“And as we prepare for RAMSI Drawdown, the conclusion of RAMSI in the next 12 months, it’s important that we maintain our focus on the continued development of the Police Force, the continued development of the appropriate policing model, the continued development of appropriate infrastructure and capabilities, but equally important is the continued development of an appropriate culture for the Police Force.”

Meanwhile, RAMSI Special Coordinator Quinton Devlin says with the training and continued development of the RSIPF, he is confident the Force is rightly equipped for security in the country.

“When I look at the mentoring, the training and infrastructure support that RAMSI has provided to the RSIPF over the last 13 years, and which we will continue to deliver during our final 12 months, I am very confident that the RSIPF is increasingly having the right facilities, the right equipment, the right skills and the right tools to deliver security and law and order in this country.”

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