Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast. Photo credit: SIBC.

Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast. Photo credit: SIBC.

Reconstruction of the Naha Police station in east Honiara will start next month.

Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast confirmed in a recent media conference.

He says people will notice that the Naha Police complex being pulled down and a new one built on the same site.

“In the next month or so they’ll notice that Police is closing down the Naha Police Station and that that Police Station will be knocked down and a new Police complex being built on that site, so the new complex will be a significant improvement on the existing building. It will not only provide accommodation for a police station with appropriate supporting infrastructure, but it will also provide some extra operation rooms which the police can use as a business continuity site in the event that it’s required.”

Meanwhile, the Police Commissioner explains the details of the new complex.

“The sort of things that we’ll have in that facility as I’ve said, it will be a police station that will have some police cells, it will have accommodation for stand-by teams, it will have a number of what we call operations rooms that we can use to run the business of the RSIPF. It will also have parking for vehicles including the fire trucks if we needed to move the fire trucks up to that location and it will also have room to store some emergency stores, so in the event that something happens to Rove that we need to move to a different site, we’ll be able to operate from this site as well as have a very good base to police that part of Honiara.”

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