As the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) prepares for an enhanced presence in the common border with Papua New Guinea, the Police Response Team (PRT) has been improving the infrastructure at the Kulitanai and Harapa police posts in the Shortland Islands.

“The PRT team deployed in the Shortlands has been working on two community projects to improve infrastructure for the enhanced security footprint of the RSIPF in the region.

"They have been working alongside community leaders and members to build jetty facilities at Kulitanai and Harapa,” says Supervising Director of the National Response Department, Inspector Kerry Sireheti.

“The PRT officers deployed in the Shortlands are greatly motivated as they have been tasked to take care of the security in Solomon Islands side of the common border with Bougainville. The infrastructure projects both at the Kulitanai and Harapa police posts are necessary to assist the work at the border region,” Inspector Sireheti adds.

The RSIPF has been stationing PRT officers in the Shortland Islands on a rotational basis as a short-term strategy while the Government considers a permanent presence at the common border area of all law enforcement agencies including Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and of cause the RSIPF.

Source: RSIPF Media