Solomon Islands Deputy Police Commissioner, Walter Kola is now the Acting Police Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force.

Mr. Kola took his Oath and was sworn in before the Governor General at 10am yesterday.

Walter Kola will take up the role until such time the government appoints a substantial replacement for the Police Commissioner's post.

The post has been left vacant by the out-going Police Commissioner Peter Marshall, who leaves the country tomorrow to take up his new job as Police Commissioner in New Zealand on April 4th.