Solomon Islands has submitted its application for membership to the INTERPOL during a visit to Singapore last week.
A government statement said the Minister of Police, National Security and Correctional Services Hon. Peter Shanel Agovaka submitted the application during a visit to the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation.
Mr Agovaka said the application to join INTERPOL was another visible sign of the DCC Government’s commitment to working with its international and regional partners to prevent the threat of terrorism and transnational crime and ensure a safe, secure and peaceful Solomon Islands.
The Minister adds the country’s membership to INTERPOL will create an opportunity for law enforcement agencies in Solomon Islands to work together and build their capacity through training that will be offered by INTERPOL.
Meanwhile, Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said membership to the INTERPOL is another step forward for the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF).
This will ensure the RSIPF has access to a range of information, capabilities and tools to deal with emerging crimes such as Cyber Crime.
The Solomon Islands delegation includes the Minister of Police, National Security and Correctional Services Peter Shanel Agovaka, hisPermanent Secretary Edmond Sikua and Police Commissioner FrankPrendergast.
INTERPOL is a global police organisation with the mission of enablingPolice around the world to work together to prevent and fight international crime.