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RSIPF and SIAF continue operational preparedness for upcoming Operation Parliament

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and members of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) under the Solomons’ International Assistance Force (SIAF) continue their preparations for the upcoming sitting of Parliament.  

RSIPF and SIAF officers arriving at the Rove Police Headquarters during their route march that starts at Ranadi on Saturday

Operational fitness and interoperability are key to maintaining the RSIPF’s Public Order Management (POM) capability. Over the weekend, RSIPF and AFP members participated in a route march from Ranadi to Rove Head Quarters as part of the RSIPF preparedness for the next phase of Operation Parliament. 

RSIPF Commissioner Mostyn Mangau acknowledged AFP for continuing to support the RSIPF in building a robust POM capability. 

“This exceptional capability continues today to ensure RSIPF is operationally prepared for current and future operations. 

As Commissioner, I reassure the community my members are prepared to maintain law and order. I remind citizens that you have a responsibility to not engage in criminal acts and if you choose to, we are prepared to respond,” Commissioner Mangau said. 

He said the route march shows that RSIPF and SIAF officers are partners united in protecting law and order, here in the Solomon Islands.

RSIPF officers leading that route march through Honiara starting at Ranadi on Saturday

SIAF Deputy Commissioner, Heath Davies, reinforced the message that SIAF are here to support RSIPF as part of the Australian and Solomon Islands Government Bi-lateral Security Treaty (BST).

The RSIPF and SIAF officers regularly conduct joint POM operational exercises to ensure both police agencies are prepared to respond to any potential public disorder incidents.

The RSIPF and SIAF route march started at Ranadi in the early hours of Saturday

These exercises ensure members are operationally prepared and provide realistic exposure to an active POM environment and will continue as part of the ongoing operational preparedness planning.

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Police Media 

 

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