Seven new vehicles valued at about two million Solomon Islands dollars were handed over to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) today at Rove Police Headquarters.
The latest seven X-trail vehicles are a gift from the people of Australia, facilitated by the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) Policing Partnership Program (RAPPP).
The new vehicles will support the RSIPF Executive, the Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners.
Assistant Commissioner Nigel Ryan who looks after Asia Pacific Command and the RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau signed the handing over to mark the official handover of the new vehicles.
Mangau acknowledged the people and the government of Australia for the tremendous support rendered to the RSIPF.
He acknowledged with sincere appreciation the gift in which the RSIPF policing partners the Australian Federal Police (AFP) through RSIPF and AFP Policing Partnership Program (RAPPP) had gifted to the RSIPF.
Mangau said the policing partnership cooperation supported the RSIPF with its priorities, in which the RSIPF would like to acknowledge.
He urges the RSIPF executive to look after the vehicles to ensure that it can support your portfolios and RSIPF as whole as we keep working together for a better RSIPF for our people.
Being a leader within the RSIPF Executive, it is our responsibility to take care of these very expensive assets. It is truly a gift which we should take care of to assist us with our duties, said Mr. Mangau.