3 RSIPF Forensics officers to APEC


POLICE Commissioner Matthew Varley has revealed yesterday that Royal Solomon Islands Police Force will deploy three officers to Papua New Guinea for the APEC Leaders’ summit.

Mr Varley said the RSIPF will be deploying a team of three specialised Forensic Police officers to APEC next week from November 5 to November 20, 2018 to cover the crucial period of the leaders’ summit.

He said the RSIPF Forensic team is widely recognized around the region and in the pacific in the areas of specialized Forensics disciplines particularly in areas such as crime scene investigation, chemical finger print development and also Disaster Victim Identification.

“We are sending three officers based on discussion with the Police Commissioner of PNG Royal Constabulary Gari Baki invitation and our officers will be there to support and work alongside our colleague and counterparts from PNG,” Varley said.

Varley also said RSIPF is ready to support friends and partners from PNG should anything gone wrong RSIPF are able to provide the RSIPF Forensics laboratory on standby in Honiara if there was any requirement from PNG to send any exhibits or material for any advanced work and examination.

He confirmed that one female is among the teams that will be going to PNG for the APEC.

The three team officers will be heading off early next week and wish them all the best success in representing Solomon Islands and the RSIPF at the world stage, Varley added.

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