Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will be mounting an operation to provide back up security for the meeting of National Parliament which starts today.

Speaking at the weekly media conference today, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Operation, Juanita Matanga says, “Our Police Operation Centre (POC) will be activated on Sunday 17 November 2019 to monitor the deployment of the officers in the vicinity of National Parliament in Central Honiara for the period of the meeting.”

“Our officers will also conduct high visibility, foot patrols along the streets in the Point Cruz area and other designated areas in the City. Our tactical teams like the Police Respond Team (PRT) and Police Support Units comprising of Honiara City and Guadalcanal Province officers will be on standby to respond to any issue that may arise,” says DC Matanga.

She explains: “Police is not anticipating any protestors to march to National Parliament on that day despite some speculations from the public that they are looking forward for the Parliament sitting. Police is prepared to respond, should any unauthorised march or illegal activities that may arise on that day.”

“Our message is always, do not involve in any acts of violence or any way that may inflame violence. Let us all be law abiding citizens, respect each other and channel any grievances through peaceful ways,” DC Matanga emphasises.

Source: RSIPF Media Unit