Police non-response irks community elders

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By Mike Puia

ELDERS from a community in the Henderson area, East Honiara, are disappointed at how police is ignoring their reports.

One of these elders, Junior Tangi, claimed he made a report to the Henderson police but they failed to show up.

According to Mr Tangi, the matter they reported is a serious matter that involved a man producing illegal home-made spirit (kwaso) in their community.

Tangi, a former police officer himself, says this failure of duty by the police officers at the Henderson station undermines the reputation of the RSIPF.

He says it also is an indicator of the force’s incapability to deal with matters of concern of the community.

He said police have been going around promoting community support toward the work of the police but police’s recent non-response is frustrating.

“We want to support the work our police is doing- this is why we reported this matter. Since it failed to respond, we might as well decline to report anything case to the police,” Tangi said.

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