17 Jul 2017

Solomons police on the beat in Kirakira

12:06 pm on 17 July 2017

Solomon Islands police in the provincial capital of Kirakira on Makira Island are returning to foot patrols amid encouraging feedback.

Police march during the Solomon Islands parade.

Police march during the Solomon Islands parade. Photo: RNZI - Koroi Hawkins

The local commander Peter Sitai said it was part of the obligation of officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, especially those on the front line, to be seen by the public.

He said already some members of the public in Kirakira had already welcomed the move, especially the elderly and women.

Mr Sitai said people felt their security was guaranteed if someone was there ready to assist them should they need help.

He said the patrols also helped the officers to practise their foot drills and to ensure they were smartly dressed all the time.