26 Feb 2007

New Zealand police officer sworn in as new Solomon Islands deputy commissioner

8:07 pm on 26 February 2007

The new deputy commissioner of the Solomon Islands police force, Peter Marshall, says he will be encouraging strong leadership and a high standard of integrity and values in the organisation.

Mr Marshall, a New Zealander with 35 years policing experience, replaces another New Zealander, Graham Emery, who has been the acting commissioner in the past two months after the Solomons government stopped Australian Shane Castles from returning to the country.

Mr Marshal, who was sworn today, says he wants to continuing the close working arrangements with the participating police force of the regional assistance mission, RAMSI.

He says he wants to continue using their support for the training and capacity building in the RSIP.