Thursday, 3 May 2012 8:34 AM

Police Force Now Have Police Commissioner

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force now have a Police Commissioner who was officially sworn in this week.

Governor General Sir Frank Kabui appointed John Michael Langsley to the position last Sunday, an appointment which was announced in early March by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo.

Langsley was sworn in this week at a ceremony witnessed by Prime Minister Lilo, Police Minister, Hon. David Tome, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force senior officers and other senior government officials.

As normal procedure, Langsley made two oaths to Governor General Kabui- the first an oath of office while the second was an oath of allegiance.

In a statement issued after Langsley's swearing in ceremony, Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo called on community sectors in the country to support the new Police Commissioner as he begin duties.

Prime Minister Lilo's call echoes that of Governor General Sir Frank Kabui who had stated the new Police Commissioner will need all the support from the police ranked files, the government and the people of Solomon Islands in order to perform his duties effectively.

Mr Langsley signed his contract with the Public Service Commission at the Prime Minister's Office.