Monday, 12 May 2008 11:26 AM

Solomon Islands Police Welcomes 114 New Constables

Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Jahir Khan and the Senior Executive of the Solomon Islands Police Force (SIPF) welcomed 114 new Constables in a ceremony held at the Police Club.

The 114 Probationary Constables have completed their two-year probation period after they were recruited in 2006.

Eighty-two male and thirty-two female officers from Honiara, Kira Kira, Auki, Taro, Gizo, Tulaghi and Lata received their postings for the next phase of their policing career.

The group of new Constables were addressed by the Commissioner of Police and all members of the SIPF Executive.

Commissioner Khan congratulated the new officers and reinforced to the group that discipline and fairness is the key to becoming successful officers.

He reminded police officers on the expectation that they "act within the laws of the Solomon Islands at all times and show no favouritism".

"Police have the discretion to arrest people or to warn them so it is important that you as new officers act appropriately at all times.

Commissioner Khan reminded the new constables that police officers are respected by the community "and you must maintain your discipline as this is the key to becoming the future leaders of this police force."

"I would like to congratulate all 114 officers ... for finishing your probation period and I'm sure you will represent yourselves and the SIPF with distinction in the future," Commissioner Khan said.

The new Constables will commence duties in their new locations and units in the coming weeks.

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