China police through the China Police Liaison Team (CPLT) and the engineers, conducted a Digital Mobile Communication System training for officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF).
A total of 39 RSIPF officers participated in the training.
The training was divided into three groups. All of the groups commenced the one-week training at the Rove Police Headquarters from Monday 3 October 2022.
Participants of the training came from the Communication Department, Central Police Station, Guadalcanal Police Station and most Departments of the RSIPF.
Assistant Commissioner (AC) for the National Capital and Crime Prevention Simpson Pogeava, CPLT’s Team Leader, Commissioner Zhang, and his deputy, Ji, attended the opening ceremony.
Pogeava thanked China’s Ministry of Public Security for the bilateral arrangement it has with the RSIPF and for providing supplies, equipment and personnel to do training for RSIPF officers.
“The new knowledge and skills in the field of digital mobile will enhance the ability of RSIPF officers. This is important to strengthen cooperation between the police and to improve their work efficiency,” Pogeava said.
CPLT Team Leader, Commissioner Zhang, said the digital VHF communication system was built over the past three months by Chinese engineers with the support of the Communication Department of RSIPF.
He said the digital VHF communication system has a lot of functions, such as group call, individual call, group message, individual message, GPS, Super group call and so on.
The system can be used by different departments of the RSIPF and police stations as it will enable police officers to communicate efficiently and effectively during their daily work and important operations.
“It is also a big support for the command and control of the security of Pacific Games 2023,” Zhang said.
CPLT members and the engineers provide an introduction for the working theory of Digital Mobile Communication System, how to use the radios, how to dispatch system and manage the system and briefed some troubleshooting and system maintenance.
The participants are now familiar with the system after the training. They have expressed their gratitude to the Chinese police officers and engineers for the knowledge and skills imparted to them.