Eighteen instructors of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) have received certificates of recognition after a week-long intensive training on anti-riot capability on 22 December 2023 at Rove Police Headquarters.
The training conducted and facilitated by the China Police Liaison Team (CPLT) focused on use of police riot gear and enhancement of Instructors’ teaching capacity for RSIPF which started on 18 December 2023 and concluded on 22 December 2023.
The training content included concept of policing practical training, use of riot control equipment, violence scene handling procedures, use of expedient materials, tactics training and auxiliary training methodology.
Instructors who underwent the training were from Police Response Team (PRT), Operational Safety Training (OST) and Close Personal Protection (CPP).
Assistant Commissioner (AC) National Operation (NO) Evelyn Thugea in her brief remarks during the closing ceremony by congratulating their fine achievements said by seeing the short video clip this showed their dedication and commitment.
“Thank you for the efforts you have made to complete this five day training. Although it is the first time in the Solomon Islands, you do it to the best. I am looking forward to you delivering the same training to all RSIPF officers across the country,” she added.
“As we are looking forward to the National General Election next year 2024, hopefully this training will be delivered to other RSIPF officers so that they are also professional like you and have equipment to use during operations,” Thugea stated.
Team Leader (TL) China Police Liaison Team (CPLT) Commissioner Zhao Jinyong in his brief remarks during the closing ceremony said the CPLT has conducted five days of Train of Trainers (ToT) training on riot control equipment and training capacity enhancement.”
He added the training mainly focused on police practical operation concept and practical use of Chinese donated police equipment of shield, long baton and fork–with the training, instructors learned how to improve training capacity and how to conduct tactical use of riot control equipment.
Zhao says, “Although we are in the Christmas season and you are tired of duties in recent weeks, you’ve still shown us enthusiasm, professionalism and commitment in the whole process of training. Those concepts, technique and teamwork tactics will be conducive for RSIPF officers in ensuring the completion of aims and the safety of yourselves’ and the people when you conduct your duties.”
Speaking on behalf of the instructors, Sergeant (Sgt) Johnny Eric Neabo conveyed on behalf of the training participants their thanks to the RSIPF Commissioner and his executive for allowing such trainings to be conducted and executed smoothly.
“I would like to pay my special gratitude to the Commissioner of Police from the Peoples’ Republic of China and your professional instructors that you have been giving your time and effort to conduct this very important training.”
He said during this one week training they gained a lot as they learned more more tactical skills and knowledge.
“This will equip our instructors to deliver what we have learned professionally to the police officers,” he said.
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