The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands has officially opened the new Malaita Provincial Police Headquarters in Auki.
RAMSI's special coordinator Justine Braithwaite presided over a handover ceremony for the US$1.4 million facility on Wednesday.
The Auki Police station is the 7th station that RAMSI has built in Solomon Islands under the Mission's infrastructure development programme for the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force.
Ms Braithwaite said RAMSI remains committed to seeing that the RSIPF is well-supported and well-resourced.
The Minister of Police thanked RAMSI for providing the funds to build the new facility and the Malaita Provincial Government for allocating the land which the building is located.
Peter Shanel warned the provincial police command in Malaita that having the new headquarters would raise expectations from the communities.
He said communities would now expect the RSIPF to perform its duties more effectively.