30 Dec 2011

Solomon Islands police promise no tolerance for law breakers over New Year

4:16 pm on 30 December 2011

Solomon Islands police have warned that they are taking a no tolerance approach as they step up patrols heading into the New Year festivities.

The Solomon Star newspaper reports the acting police commissioner, Walter Kola, saying there'll be patrols and road blocks in and around the outskirts of Honiara as well as high surveillance around the hotspots.

He says the general public need to behave and celebrate in a respectful manner.

Mr Kola says they will have additional staff with 23 officers taking their oaths this week after 16 weeks of training at the police academy.

The acting commissioner says a similar tough approach over the Christmas period meant Solomon Islands was one of the most peaceful countries.

He says no major incidents occurred.