BY BEN BILUA
COMMUNITIES within Ward 7 in Vella La Vella have expressed their appreciation towards community policing officials in making sure law and order were upheld in the recent festive season.
Report reaching Island Sun Gizo highlights that activities during the festive season (Christmas/New Year) were peaceful and enjoyable.
In an interview with Island Sun, Community Policing Officer for Ward 7, Stanley Hemi said survey carried out by his team after the festive season show excellent results.
“The survey shows that there was no disturbance in the communities and this encourages children, women and youths to enjoy the Christmas and New Year.
“From observation, this festive season is better than the previous years and I must commend community leaders for taking the role in keeping peace,” he said.
Hemi believes that the improvement in community social issues is in response to awareness carried out by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, Community Policing Department in Gizo along with Community Policing representatives before the festive season.
He said the awareness focuses on alcohol abuse so as other actions deem illegal in the eyes of the law.
Hemi said Ward 7 Community Policing representatives will continue to maintain their roles in the communities.