Thursday, 4 June 2009 9:36 AM

Police Officers Become Prosecutors

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force this week welcomed 11 newly graduated Police Prosecutors into the Jurisdictions of Solomon Islands court system.

Police Commissioner Peter Marshall presented the Prosecutors with their Police Prosecution Qualifying Course Certificate of Achievement last Friday at Rove Police Academy.

The selected officers participating in the six-week course studied an intensive program covering criminal law, evidence preparation and a range of subjects specific to Police prosecutions. Part of the program included some moot court procedures where they prosecuted minor cases before senior RSIPF Police Prosecutors and PPF Advisors.

The 11 officers were selected from 17 Police from different Police sectors after applying and successfully passing a panel interview.

Director of Police Prosecutions, Chief Superintendent Allan Waokea said the training was extremely important to the Police Force and will be a boost for the RSIPF prosecution office.

"The training has been very successful and participants will now graduate as qualified prosecutors. They have covered subjects including prosecution procedures and basic law which will equip them with the skills to prosecute police cases," he said.

"Now that they have graduated as prosecutors, only five will be picked to replace the current vacant posts within the Prosecution Office."

"The other six Police officers will return to their original stations where they will carry out prosecution duties, as required as well attending normal Police duties," Chief Superintendent Waokea said.


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