RSIPF Officers Trained to Become Supervisors, Managers
Fourteen (14) officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are attending a ‘Middle Management’ course that aims to provide them with the tools to lead and manage at their respective work Stations.
The 10-days course started at the Rove Police Academy on Monday 20 June and over half of the participants are female officers strengthening the number of female leaders in the RSIPF.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) through its partnership program with the RSIPF known as the RSIPF-AFP Policing Partnership Program (RAPPP), supported the RSIPF to deliver this important course.
The RAPPP is a four-year program that started in 2021. It supports the RSIPF in a number of areas identified by the RSIPF as priority. One of these areas is the delivery of future leaders and succession program to the RSIPF officers.
The RAPPP continues to assist the RSIPF with good governance under its Leadership and Management delivery pillar, providing middle management training supports to the RSIPF to be able to build future leaders to support succession planning with the RSIPF.
Station Sergeants and Senior Sergeants who are attending the course are expected to be equipped with knowledge and skills to confidently, professionally and effectively perform their duties.
The course consists of classroom lectures, group discussion, individual presentations and group presentations.
Among other things, the training covers; reports and reporting, conflict negotiation, communication, developing roster, planning daily work, intel policing custodial responsibilities, property exhibits, crime scene management, operation orders, first response critical, command, control and coordination and commanding drills and more.
During the opening of the course, the RSIPF’s Assistant Commissioner, Ian Bara, encouraged participants to make the most out of the course.
Acting Commissioner Bara said the RSIPF is undergoing changes to ensure that it keeps pace with modern policing in terms of management.
He said the course is important because it will develop and enhance participants’ knowledge and skills to perform their duty to the required standard when carrying out their policing work.
“To you the participating supervisors and middle managers, the RSIPF looks to you to provide the services of managing the staffs you are mandated to look after.
You have been promoted to this rank because the RSIPF trust and have confidence in you to carryout this mandate”, Acting Commissioner Bara said.
He said the course is important as it will train officers to help strengthen the integrity of the RSIPF to the expectations of the communities.
The RAPPP continues to provide capability and investment enhancement across priority areas of the RSIPF in supporting its current and future requirements.