HONIARA RESIDENTS URGED TO BE CAUTIOUS

Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast. Photo credit: SIBC.

Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast. Photo credit: SIBC.

Honiara residents have been urged to be cautious of petty theft and burglaries as the country enters the pre-Christmas season.

Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast told his weekly media conference today, historically, petty theft and burglaries may arise in this time of the year.

“Just a warning to people we’re moving into the pre-Christmas environment, we know from the past that there’s historically a rise in petty theft and burglaries around this time of the year so I am just advising people to tak proper precaution to protect their valuable properties. Make sure their doors are locked that they secure their valuables.”

The Police Boss adds police will be working hard to prevent such unwanted activities.

Meanwhile, the RSIPF has deployed two police officers to the Pelau police post in Ontong Java today.

The deployment involves a three months rotation of the two officers to ensure peace and security in the area.

Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast told his weekly media conference today the deployment is a historical one and a good step forward for policing in the country.

“Just advise everyone that today we’ve got two officers deploying down to Ontong Java to the Pelau police post. This is a pretty historical deployment as we haven’t been had a permanent presence in Ontong Java for quite some time. The officers deployed are deploying on a three months rotation and I think it’s a good step forward in terms of policing for the whole country.”

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