The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have commenced a three weeks training for Honiara City Council (HCC) Law Enforcement Officers at Rove Police Headquarters.
The training commenced on 9 October 2023 with an official opening program attended by senior officials including Honiara City Mayor and the RSIPF Executive.
RSIPF Commissioner during the opening program said the RSIPF is delighted to host HCC Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) training program for the next three weeks.
“The training is very important as it fulfils one of our government priority areas which is clearly demonstrated through the HCC Second Amendment that was passed in the Parliament in July this year 2023,” he said.
Commissioner Mangau said under the Amendment, the law establishes certain powers to HCC Law Enforcement Officers to carry their tasks and responsibilities more professionally with discipline.
“Today your training is a manifestation to this,” he said.
The Deputy Secretary Technical, Ministry of Home Affairs Mr. Walter Diamana during the opening ceremony said the training will set a new opening in your careers and establish wider scope and skills in the newly associated standard operating procedures provided by the Act.
Diamana said: “We are grateful that you will be able to carry your responsibility more proactively after completion of this very important course.”
“As we prepare to host the Pacific Games 2023 in November, we will count on you to support our other law enforcement agencies to look after our visitors, our facilities, our athletes, our people and our Honiara City safe, clean and peaceful,” said Mr. Diamana.
Honiara City Lord Mayor, Mr. Eddie Siapu in his remarks said this training is to shape and equip “you with the right attitude, values, characters, knowledge and skills you need to be an effective and efficient officer at HCC.”
Siapu said: “You must aim to be competent so that you continue working as LEO. My administration will be stepping up our monitoring and assessment of you as Law Enforcement officers after you complete this training and the Honiara City Act commences.
Mr. Siapu said they would not hesitate to immediately remove officers who demonstrate the wrong attitudes, values and characters while serving with HCC.
The Lord Mayor has thanked the Prime Minister’s Office, other Ministries and other Law Enforcement Agencies for the support and contribution towards strengthening HCC LEOs.