BY SAMIE WAIKORI
AUKI police have started the first of a series of training on its crime strategy yesterday in Auki.
The training is a new approach undertaken by RSIPF in strengthening working partnership with communities.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) of Malaita province, Mr Timothy Apaesi said the aim of the strategy is to work with communities so they understand their responsibility and feel ownership of themselves.
He said this is the primary objective of the strategy to ensure people won’t relay only on police to carry out advocacy on law and order.
Adding that under the strategy the communities will realise the obligation they have to ensure their communities are peaceful and free of crime.
Apaesi said under the policy, a voluntary appointment was made with three to four people from each of the 33 wards in the province to work with the police.
He said the responsibility if these appointed people will be to become the eyes and ears for the police.
Apaesi explains that they liaise with the police in the province to report on crime related issues in their communities.
He added that along with their work the PPC appealed to all people in Malaita to work together with police.
Apaesi said 20 of his officers attended the half-day training yesterday and another 20 are expected for the training tomorrow.