THE capacity of Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) officers serving in Choiseul province to deal with Public Order Management (POM) incidents has been boosted with the completion of an intensive POM training conducted at Taro from October 16-20, 2018.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Choiseul Province, Superintendent Vincent Eria says, “The training is to equip my officers in preparation for any public order situation that might arise in the province in the future including during the National General Election (NGE) next year.
“This is the first such training programme conducted here at Taro and the public appreciated it when they were able to watch the demonstrations held at the Station’s Football field by the officers to show their capabilities.
“During the POM capability demonstration some leaders who were present to witness the event commented saying they now have confidence in the Police should any public order incident occur in Choiseul.
“I want to acknowledge the Police Response Team (PRT) instructors from Honiara for their hard work ensuring the training programme was achieved successfully.
“I want to also thank my officers who participated in the programme for their commitment and dedication towards the training.
“I assure the people of Choiseul Province that my Provincial Response Unit is ready should any situation arise that calls into question the safety and security of the communities in this province.
“We will continue to maintain this capability of my officers with future refresher training in POM.”
The officers who attended the POM programme received certificates at the end of the training on October 20, 2018.