RSIPF COMPLETES MOCK SECURITY DRILL FOR KERRY’S VISIT
The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has successfully conducted its mock security operation for tomorrow’s high-level state visit of the US Secretary of State.
John Kerry is visiting Solomon Islands as part of the United States Government’s regional trip in the Pacific.
Police officers lined the main street and feeder roads this afternoon in large numbers, in efforts to perfect tomorrow’s security operation.
Up to 500 police officers will be deployed for the security operation.
The Participating Police Force will also have their Operational Response Group on standby to support the operation.
Meanwhile, the Police Media Unit confirms the inner lane on the main road from King George VI to Point Cruz will be sealed off from 1pm tomorrow for the visiting delegation.
Police will also seal off the inner lane road from the Prime Minister’s Office in Point Cruz to King George the Sixth School in East Honiara for when the visiting delegation departs, from 2.30pm.
Other roads will be completely closed off from the public from 2pm tomorrow – including the Commonwealth Street and footpath in Point Cruz, and the skyline road at Mbokonavera to Choviri.
SIBC News understands, police officers have been instructed to take a zero tolerance approach to all forms of anti-social behaviour or disorder in tomorrow’s operations.