Police farewells retiring officer

PPC Riolo presented certificate of appreciation to SSgt Fioga during the farewell ceremony
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THE Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) has farewelled an officer from its Malaita Branch who retired last week.

The officer, Senior Sergeant Alfred Fioga was one of the retirees due for retirement in April 2021 and was farewelled by his work colleagues at the Malu’u Police Station in North Malaita.

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Malaita Province, Chief Superintendent Stanley Riolo said it is a great honour to speak on behalf of the RSIPF Executive in farewelling and wishing “our retired officer all the best in the next chapter in his life.

“Today we recognise one officer who has served in the force with long standing distinction and pride over many years throughout the course of his career.

“He served for 35 years.”

Riolo said the officer was presented with a retirement certificate and plague in commemoration of his service to the force and people of Solomon Islands.

“When you look back at the history of this organisation it is built on the hard work, determination and the courage of officers like those who are retiring. On behalf of your RSIPF colleagues across the country and the people of Solomon Islands, we congratulate you and salute you for your service.”

In his speech, retired SSgt Fioga says, “I am grateful to be part of the RSIPF organisation. Though I am retiring from the police, I will continue to support RSIPF.

“I am now part of the outside community and we will work together with members of our communities to ensure we have peace in our country.”