POLICE in the Central province have completed high visibility patrols in 11 villages and schools on Savo Island throughout the past week.
The villages and schools included Reko, Kuila, Pagopago, Kalaka School, Paposi School Paibeta School, Bokilo School, Panueli, Bonala, Monago and Kaugele Village.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Central Province, Superintendent Patricia Leta says, “Police in Tulagi were engaged in visiting communities as part of the roll out of the Crime Prevention Strategy.
“Four schools were also visited. During the awareness talks topics discussed included the abuse of alcohol and kwaso.
“Consultations with chiefs were also done with the leaders expressing the need to undergo training on the Crime Prevention Strategy.
“The training will start as soon as funds are available. Savo will be among the priorities for the training.
“The trip was possible with assistance from the Central Provincial Government which provided transport and rations during the patrol. Provincial Government officers also engaged in their revenue collection.
“I wish to thank the Paramount Chief, Crime Prevention committee members, church leaders, village chiefs, women leaders and youth leaders on Savo Island for looking after your communities. We will continue to support each other in fighting against crime in our province.”