Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Auki Police Station have
received new Toyota double cabin Hilux and police operational equipment during an
official Public Order Management (POM) training opening in Auki on 18 January 2024.
The new Hilux and police operational equipment will be used during the two weeks long training program that officially opened on 18 January 2024 and will be distributed to officers in Malaita to do their duties.
The police operational equipment was donated by Peoples Republic of China (PRC) and
handed over by China Police Liaison Team (CPLT).
The handing over has happened in the presence of the caretaker Premier of Malaita
Province Mr. Martin Fini, RSIPF Assistant Commissioner Provincial, Mr. Leonard Tahnimana and Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Malaita Province Superintendent Leslie Kili.
Guest of Honour, the caretaker Premier of Malaita Province Mr. Martin Fini in his speech
said “our friendship continues to grow deeper and stronger under the cordial diplomatic
relations between our two countries, Solomon Islands (SI) and PRC.”
Fini said this is shown today in the unveiling of another magnificent historic milestone in our friendship with the handover of a police vehicle and police operational equipment to the RSIPF in Malaita province.
“I am impressed to acknowledge your professional team for extending the ongoing support to improve the capacity and capability of RSIPF in Malaita province,” Fini said.
Team Leader (TL) China Police Liaison Team (CPLT) Commissioner Zhao Jinyong praised
the RSIPF officers’ professionalism, discipline and dedication.
Commissioner Zhao said since the first batch of CPLT arrived in SI, the Police-to-Police Cooperation between China and SI has achieved fruitful outcomes based on mutual
respect, trust, benefit and common development.
Zhao said, “We will further strengthen the police cooperation through more collaboration and understanding. The CPLT had been working together with RSIPF during Pacific Games to ensure the green and safe Pacific Games 2023 (PG230).”
Meanwhile, the Second Ministerial Dialogue was the unveiling of China-Pacific Island Countries Police Training Centre.
“We call it the second home of police for the island countries. It means more training opportunities, scholarships projects and that means more officers will have the chance to go to China either for short term training seminars or scholarships,”
AC Provincial Mr. Tahnimana in his brief remarks during the opening said RSIPF as the
leading law enforcement body of this country always ensures its officers are well equipped
with the necessary skills and knowledge to execute their mandated duties and responsibilities efficiently, professionally and with integrity.
Tahnimana said the RSIPF Executive through the leadership of the Commissioner of
Police has always emphasized the importance that all officers must continuously train and
up-skilled themselves with required level of POM skills. This is essential and necessary
for them in order to effectively deal with public order issues that may arise within the
province or any disorder within the country.