PRT and national community policing department receive new vehicles

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THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Logistics Department handed over new Land Cruiser vehicles to the Police Response Team (PRT) and the National Community Policing Department on Tuesday this week at Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara.

Deputy Director of RSIPF Department of Logistics and Stores, Inspector Tony Pitamama says, “One Land Cruiser trooper vehicle is allocated to PRT by the RSIPF Fleet Committee.

“The other Land Cruiser is allocated to the National Community Policing Department.

“The two vehicles were allocated to these two departments based on a vehicle need assessment conducted and submitted to the RSIPF Fleet Committee.

“A proposed audit tour for provincial police stations is being scheduled and this is to determine the RSIPF assets including vehicles before submission for vehicle allocation to the provinces, other departments and divisions within the RSIPF.

“The vehicles are part of the seven vehicles purchased by the RSIPF last year 2017, through the Solomon Islands Government budget and strengthening program for police.”

The handing over of the vehicles was witnessed by the Director of the National Response Department, Chief Superintendent Stanley Riolo with one of his PRT officers and Senior Sergeant Martin Haga of the National Community Policing Department.

And representation the RSIPF Logistics and Stores, Sergeant Wilkinson Laejama and another from Police Garage Unit who handed the keys to officers of receiving Departments.