NEW CRIME PREVENTION STRATEGY WELCOMED

Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast. Photo credit: SIBC.

                                                     Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast. Photo credit: SIBC.

The new Solomon Islands Crime Prevention Strategy was well-received at the recent Pacific Chiefs of Police conference held in Tahiti this month.

Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), Frank Prendergast revealed in his weekly media conference.

He said the Chiefs of Police Conference was focused on local solutions for the Pacific and among other things, discussions also involved projects to the Crime Prevention Strategy.

Commissioner Prendergast says the country’s Crime Prevention Strategy was presented and well-received at the conference, adding renewed focus on Cyber Crime issues was also discussed.

“The new Solomon Islands Crime Prevention Strategy was presented to the conference and was well-received and we also looked at issues such as Cyber Crime and those type of issues around the Pacific, so it’s a very useful conference so I think the Solomon Islands made a good contribution to the conference, but there’ll be some things occurring out of the conference, which will be better for policing around the Pacific including as I said a renewed focus on Cyber Crime which I think is useful.”

The Police Commissioner adds discussions also involved the expansion of the Cyber Safety Pasifika project to cover developing capability in Pacific Police Forces to deal with Cyber Crime.

“We had an interesting discussion about Cyber Crime that there is a project under the Chiefs of Police banner around cyber crime called Cyber Safety Pasifika. That program has been reviewed and is in the process of expanding to cover developing capability in Pacific Police Forces to deal with the issue of cyber crime so that was one of the points of discussion and one of the things that came out of the meeting.”

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