The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has presented a certificate of appreciation to Solomon Islands Police Support Programme (SIPSP) Advisor Michael Woods after serving two years with the RSIPF.
The certification took place yesterday at Rove police headquarters.
SIPSP is funded by the Government of New Zealand and implemented by the New Zealand Police Service.
Advisor Woods arrived in the Solomon Islands in June 2019 and took up post as the Team Leader for the SIPSP. He worked with the RSIPF executive on the development and implementation of the Crime Prevention strategy.
During his time in the country, he visited many communities and worked with a number of police officers in the RSIPF.
He was very impressed with the level of professionalism and engagement displayed by RSIPF officers. The level of engagement RSIPF officers involved is much appreciated to protect Solomon Islands from COVID-19.
Advisor Woods says he was so privileged to have an opportunity to develop his own policing skills in his various interactions.
“I have learnt much from Solomon Islands colleagues and the way they carry out their duties particularly regarding community engagement.
“I would like to thank those who displayed kindness and support during my time here. I will always have fond memories of my time in the Hapi Isles.”
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Operations Ms Juanita Matanga says, “On behalf of the Commissioner and RSIPF Executive I would like to thank you for the contribution you had made to the RSIPF during your time in Solomon Islands.”
“On behalf of ranks and files of the RSIPF I would like to sincerely thank you for providing essential support to the Office of the Commissioner of Police during your time as advisor. Your contribution on capacity development within RSIPF is highly commended.”
SIPSP Advisor Woods was presented with a Letter of Appreciation, an International Law Enforcement Cooperation medal and an RSIPF plaque.
SIPSP Advisor Woods will return to New Zealand as he has now completed his term with the programme.