HONIARA Police have conducted high visibility presence in the outskirts of Honiara from Wednesday as part of community engagement with communities in Honiara.
A total of 20 Officers from the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force stationed at Naha, White River and Central Police Stations were part of the engagement.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) National Security and Operation Support (NSOP) an Vaevaso said the engagement is part of the RSIPF Strategic Direction 2021-2025 to ‘improve community confidence and trust’ so police officers are doing such activities to provide safe, secured and peaceful place for our communities to live in.”
DC Vaevaso emphasised that here are two group of police officers doing the high visibility police presence.
First group, started from Naha Police Station up to borderline old police post, from Green Valley to Talise bus stop and down to the Kukum Traffic Department.”
“The second group of police officers started from Naha Police Station down to Vura road, Kukum SDA bus stop and down to Kukum Traffic.
They met at the Kukum Traffic Centre and withdrew back to the Central Police Station. It is an ongoing police duty and we continue to make it a routine event to make our communities feel safe.”
He said as part of the police engagement with the community, the Isabelian officers of the RSIPF also took part in Grereo Youth Festival at Town ground by performing some cultural items and provide police presence at the event.
“During the high visibility presence, police officers have the chance to talk with the public and market vendors.
“This will help our people know that the police are there for them. I must appreciate police officers involved in the high visibility police presence. This will bring community trust and confidence in the police,” DC Vaevaso said.